Of Bulgaria’s fresh waters, more than 78 per cent are used for cooling in the energy sector, 7 percent are delivered to households, 6 percent go to irrigation and the rest to other needs.
Losses in the public water supply account for 56.7 per cent, uncharged quantities of water are over 4 per cent, bills amount to 28 per cent of water resources, and 11 per cent to other water sources. This is reported by the National Statistics Institute on the occasion of the World Water Day, March 22, based on data for 2017.
It reveals that the average water consumption is 99 liters per hour per day, as the inhabitants of Dobrich, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo, Sliven, Targovishte, Shumen and Razgrad are the most frustrating. They use between 68 and 84 liters per hour a day. The most wasteful with a consumption of 99 to 126 liters per hour are the districts of Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Vratsa, Rousse, Bourgas.
According to the statistics, over 63% of the population is covered by public sewerage with sewage treatment plants, 12.6% has sewage system, but the waste water is not cleaned, while the remaining 24% has its own sewerage – ie pits.