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Nature and the environment: Water and waste water

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  • Municipal wastewater

    Reports 2019/42

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  • 58 per cent compliance with treatment permits

    In 2017, around 58 per cent of the 4.5 million people who were connected to a wastewater facility measuring at least 50 person equivalents belonged to a facility that complied with its treatment permit. This is up 3 percentage points from the year...

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  • Municipal wastewater 2017

    Reports 2018/40

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  • Clean tap water for all

    In 2017, around 98 per cent of inhabitants connected to municipal waterworks were supplied with drinking water that was hygienically safe in terms of thermo-tolerant intestinal bacteria (E. coli) content. Around one-third of the water generated by...

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  • NOK 25.9 billion in turnover

    The turnover for local kind of activity units within water, sewerage and waste management and remediation activities rose by 6.5 per cent from 2015 to 2016.

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  • Municipal wastewater 2016

    Reports 2017/40

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  • Wastewater statistics ‘mapped out’

    Statistics Norway has attempted to create a simplified map of the country’s wastewater facilities. The visualisation shows the divide between the predominantly high-grade chemical and/or biological treatment in the east of the country and the Trøn...

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  • Overall satisfactory tap water

    In 2016, around 99 per cent of inhabitants connected to municipal waterworks were supplied with acceptable drinking water in terms of content of thermo-tolerant intestinal bacteria (E. coli). This level is the same as previous years. Around one-th...

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  • 230 km of the sewage system renewed

    In 2016, 230 of the 37 400 kilometres of the existing sewage pipeline system was renewed, representing 0.62 per cent. Furthermore, 55 per cent of inhabitants were connected to wastewater facilities that complied with treatment permit requirements. 

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  • Higher turnover for waste activities

    The turnover for local kind of activity units within water, sewerage and waste management and remediation activities rose by 7 per cent from 2014 to 2015.

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  • Fewer sand filters, but increasing number of mini wastewater treatment plants

    In 2015, there were around 330 000 small wastewater facilities in Norway. Compared to 2002, this is a reduction of around 10 000 facilities, or around 3 per cent. The reduction is most evident among sludge separators with sand filters, which is do...

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  • Municipal wastewater 2015

    Reports 2016/40

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  • NOK 23.9 billion in turnover

    Preliminary figures show that enterprises within water supply, sewerage and waste had a total turnover of NOK 23.9 billion in 2015, which corresponds to an increase of 6.2 per cent compared to final figures for 2014.

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  • Municipal wastewater 2014

    Reports 2015/53

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  • Municipal wastewater 2013

    Reports 2014/41

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