The ever greater emphasis being given to the sustainable and efficient use of water is causing national governments and local authorities to redouble efforts to improve their strategies and systems for its management and conservation.
Of key importance is the protection of ground water which is often the principal source of drinking water. With this in focus, the municipality of Haarbach, in Germany’s Lower Bavaria province, has taken measures to further preserve ground water quality in its jurisdiction. This has involved a new waste water pipeline to replace the outdated drainaway and collection system serving Haarbach’s outlying Anleng rural community.
TAs a country Germany is particularly well
served with water reserves. The volume of
available water is more than 180 billion cubic
meters and as little as 3% of that is used for
public water supply. Nevertheless, the sustainability
and efficient use of water continues to
be given a high priority.