Norway

Overview: urban waste water production and its treatment

In -, households and certain industries in - urban areas generate NaN million p.e. of waste water every day, which is an amount equivalent to around - million bathtubs or - million m3.

However, urban waste water needs to be treated before discharge, in order to avoid pollution to the environment. In -, urban waste water is treated in - plants across the country before it is discharged.

Figure 1
Number of treatment plants by type of treatment

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Biological treatment with - removal

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Biological treatment

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Primary treatment

 

Map view 1: Zoom in to check the treatment plant of your interest (pop up window with detailed information opens when clicking on a point in the map)

Footnotes

Does - reuse treated urban waste water?

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Is there a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by the urban waste water treatment sector in -?

In -, emissions of greenhouse gases by the urban waste water treatment sector have - by NaN% between - and 2019.

Figure 7
Trends in emission of greenhouse gases by the urban waste water treatment sector

Kt CO2 eq

 

More information

Norway is not part of the European Union, therefore information on compliance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive is not relevant and data on distance to target is not available.

Data sources used in the Country Profiles

Text, Figure 1 and 6 , Map view 1: Waterbase - UWWTD: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive – reported data

Text and Figure 7: EEA greenhouse gases - data viewer

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