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EVOLUTION OF WATER SERVICES IN PORTUGAL (1993-2017)
Portugal has undertaken an integrated and consistent reform of water. The necessary conditions for the generalization of the population's access to services were created. To accomplish this state, Portugal defined a new "public policy" for these services. This public policy was based on a holistic and global approach. The results are generally very positive. There is widespread international recognition of this success.
ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER
SUPPLY SERVICES
Source: ERSAR | RASARP ("AA01 Retail" indicator)
96.5%
of households with access to the puplic water supply service
95%
national goal already achived
Water supply service coverage (*)
National Target
DRINKING WATER QUALITY
Source: ERSAR | RASARP ("AA04 Retail" indicator)
99%
of good quality water for human consumption
50%
of water which, 25 years ago, was either not of good quality or whose quality was not known
“Safe” drinking water (*)
National Target
ACCESS TO WASTEWATER
MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Source: ERSAR | RASARP ("AA01 Retail" indicator)
90%
national target for the coverage of collection and treatment of wastwater
84%
of households with access to public sanitation
28%
level of collection and treatment 25 years ago
Wastewater collection service coverage (*)
Wastewater treatment service coverage
National Target
COSTAL BATHING QUALITY
Source: APA | REA (State of the Environment Report)
98%
quality in coastal bathing waters
15%
with quality unknown 25 years ago
“Acceptable, Good or Excellent” quality or in compliance with guide values
“Poor” quality or not in compliance
INLAND BATHING WATER QUALITY
Source: APA | REA (State of the Environment Report)
94%
quality in inland bathing waters
70%
with quality unknown 25 years ago
"Acceptable, Good or Excellent" quality or in compliance with guide values
"Poor" quality or not in compliance
BATHING ZONES WITH BLUE FLAG
Source: APA | ABAE | FEE PORTUGAL
320
beaches with “Blue Flag” status. More than 55% of Portuguese beaches
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