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We drink natural tap water in Ljubljana.

DRINKING WATER IN LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana's drinking water is untreated. Its source is high-quality groundwater. 

QUALITY GROUNDWATER

Safe drinking water in Ljubljana has been based for more than a century on water sources found in the direct vicinity of the city. Regarding its water sources, Ljubljana is a kind, green city and has the good fortune to be able to preserve this pearl for future generations through appropriate spatial planning.

SAFE CARE IN THE FUTURE

The City of Ljubljana will retain the present concept of care of drinking water sourced underground, which flows directly to the user from the natural environment.

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DO I KNOW HOW TO HANDLE WATER SUSTAINABLY?

We use hazardous substances carefully at home. We should be thoughtful consumers and buy only what we need, because the production of all things requires water. Don't use the sewage system to get rid of rubbish. Drink water from the tap. Respect it.

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MINI SURVEY

Can you contribute to the sustainable management of water? 

WATER IS OUR COMMON RESPONSIBILITY

We will never run out of water on our planet for there is nowhere it can leak to. However, due to bad decision-making and actions we can run out of drinking water. Therefore, we must all strive for sustainable solutions and sustainable management. Water is our common responsibility.

  OVERVIEW OF DECLINING WATER CONSUMPTION (IN MILL. CUBIC METRES: VOKA DATA)
2011 21.5
2012 21
2013 20.6
2014 20.3
2015 20.314

DID YOU KNOW?

Ljubljana was given its first modern public water supply in 1890. Today, the water supply and sewerage systems that stretch out beneath Ljubljana are so extensive that it would be possible to lay the pipes all the way to Berlin and back – the network has a total length of 2,000km. The water sources for Ljubljana's supply system have been a protected water area since 1955.

More than

1,100

kilometres of water supply pipes.

In

1890

water supply was available.

Use of water about

120

litres per resident per day.

Up to

1.000

litres of water are extracted in Ljubljana every second.

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More than

400

million cubic metres

of water is stored in a sandy-gravel layer beneath the city, which is replenished by the River Sava. This water could fill Lake Bled 15 times and Lake Bohinj 4 times.

On average

80

thousand cubic meters

of waste water are cleaned each day.

Only

1

teaspoon

of hazardous substances could pollute 3 Olympic swimming pools of water.

#GREENCAPITAL2016 #LJFORYOU 

I pledge that, wherever possible, I will drink tap water. When I go out, I will fill a bottle to take with me. I pledge that I will use energy wisely and so save on my monthly bills.

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