Among the EU Member States, Croatia has the largest supply of drinking water, but up to 80 percent of the freshwater is lost due mainly to old pipes.  The reason for the water loss lies on the fact that “the vast majority of the water pipes throughout the fresh water system are older than 50 years old meaning a huge problem with leakages”, according to an article released by the Dubrovnik Times. A possible solution for improving the system could be  Withdrawing money from the available European Union funds. Croatia has around 200 utility companies, and in order to increase the efficiency of the system, another the solution is seen in their unification.


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