Water statistics, Bulgaria

WATER ABSTRACTION, WATER USED
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Gross fresh water abstraction, mio m3 6 132 5 833 6 589 6 918 6 282 6 017 6 557 6 181 6 425 6 121
Fresh surface water 5 338 5 114 5 929 6 270 5 680 5 425 5 917 5 546 5 810 5 336
of which: from the Danube river 3 235 3 430 4 307 3 577 3 391 3 360 3 399 2 382 2 689 2 648
Fresh groundwater 795 719 660 648 601 592 641 636 616 584
Non fresh water sources1) 246 418 349 371 362 390 2 2 1 0
 
Water used, mio m3 4 817 4 985 5 761 5 810 5 401 5 358 5 333 4 923 5 147 4 911
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 235 185 158 185 171 153 178 258 291 326
of which: irrigation 225 174 150 174 161 144 166 242 272 296
Industry 4 178 4 427 5 265 5 282 4 893 4 872 4 811 4 314 4 508 4 245
Mining and quarrying 56 40 38 32 35 40 41 42 55 21
Manufacturing industry 527 388 371 354 352 339 354 354 328 239
Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply 3 591 3 996 4 853 4 892 4 511 4 499 4 424 3 925 4 143 3 964
of which: cooling 3 475 3 893 4 736 4 488 4 175 4 181 4 169 3 511 3 758 3 570
Construction 4 2 4 4 2 3 3 3 3 4
Other industrial activities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17
Services 111 100 82 74 74 74 75 74 76 68
Households 294 273 255 268 263 258 268 277 271 271
 
Water used by households from public water supply, l/day per capita 99 95 90 95 94 92 97 100 99 99
Population connected to public water supply, % 98.4 98.7 98.8 98.8 98.8 98.9 98.9 98.9 99.0 99.0

1) Non fresh are sea and transitional waters. Since 2006 only sea water is included, as with the implementation of the Water Framework Directive transitional waters are not identified in Bulgaria.
WASTE WATER
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Wastewater generated from point sources, mio m3 639 557 486 939 922 442 502 503 490 463
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 6 5 3 3 3 3 6 7 10 18
Industry, total 329 274 225 666 658 181 227 219 204 172
Services 40 32 28 28 28 25 26 28 32 28
Households 265 246 230 241 237 232 241 249 244 244
 
Wastewater connected to urban waste water collecting system, mio m3 540 498 502 508 506 511 516 542 546 521
of which: connected to WWTP 411 382 395 407 404 411 403 390 420 426
Total wastewater discharged,mio m3 878 789 750 1 194 1 192 728 776 799 793 757
Cooling water discharged, mio m3 3 114 3 346 4 684 3 931 3 692 3 680 3 724 3 332 3 550 3 308
 
Population connected to public sewarage, % 66.7 67.9 68.4 68.6 68.7 69.0 69.4 69.7 70.0 70.4
Population connected to WWTP, % 36.8 38.2 38.7 40.0 40.4 40.7 41.2 42.2 43.8 45.2
  Primary treatment 0.8 1.0 1.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
  Secondary treatment 36.0 37.2 37.7 37.8 37.9 38.1 38.6 39.0 40.7 42.0
  Tertiary treatment 0.5 0.5 0.5

Source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria