Press release

Istat Water Statistics - Years 2019-2021

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Over a third of the water in the public supply network gets lost

In 2020 41 cubic metres daily lost per kilometer of mains in provincial and metropolitan capital cities, 36.2% of the total volumes input into the public water supply network (37.3% in 2018).

236 litres per inhabitant per day provided for authorized uses in the public water supply network.

In 2020, 11 provincial and metropolitan capital cities (all located in Southern Italy) affected by rationing measures in the public water supply.

In 2021, 86.0% households very or fairly satisfied with water service in their houses, while 65.9% of people aged 14 and over careful not to waste water.

Reference period: Years 2019-2021

Date of Issue: 01 April 2022