Water discharge in industry by region and type of recipient. Year 2005 - 2015
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This table contains statistics on water discharges in industry disaggregated by region and type of recipient. Industry is defined as companies within section B, C and D (Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing and Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply) in the NACE framework. Note that water discharge from nuclear power plants is not included in the table. Recipients can be lakes or other fresh water courses, the sea or public wastewater or storm water networks.
The statistics refer to water abstraction during the entire year of reference.
Correction 2017-09-06. Data for the year 2015 have been corrected due to overestimation of purchased potable water.
type of recipient
to public wastewater or stormwater network
Water discharges to public networks for wastewater and storm water. Water discharged to wastewater networks is treated in urban wastewater treatment plants. Water discharged to storm water networks is typically untreated.
to inland waters
Water discharged to lakes or other water courses.
to sea
Water discharged to the sea.
unknown recipient
Water discharged to unknown recipient.
total discharges
The sum of water discharges regardless of recipient.

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Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden
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Water discharge in industry:
1 000 cubic meters
Reference time
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Statistics Sweden