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In 2016, Sweden had 424 urban waste water agglomerations of more then 2 000 population equivalent (p.e). These agglomerations generated a total load of 12 509 265 p.e. 100% of this load is connected to collecting systems and 0% addressed through Individual and Appropriate Systems (storage or septic tanks, micro-stations,...). These agglomerations are connected to 0 secondary treatment plants and 433 more stringent treatment plants. All these treatment plants have a total design capacity of 13 743 215 p.e.

Agglomeration : Generated load by collection

Generated Load by collection type (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Generated Load by collection type (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Destination2016
Collected by collecting system12,509,265 pe, 100 %
Individual and Appropriate Systems0 pe, 0 %
Discharged without treatment0 pe, 0 %
Total12,509,265 pe, 100 %
*pe: Population equivalent, *%: Rate
Generated Load by sewage network type (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Generated Load by sewage network type (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Network type2016
Combine system145,000 pe
14 na
Separative and combine system9,850,515 pe
312 na
Separative system2,513,750 pe
98 na
*pe: Population equivalent, *na: Number of agglomeration

Agglomeration : Generated load by compliance

Total generated load by compliance (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Total generated load by compliance (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Compliance state2016
Compliant11,942,365 pe
Not Compliant566,900 pe
Total12,509,265 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of agglomerations by compliance
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Number of agglomerations by compliance
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Compliance state2016
Compliant394
Not Compliant30
Total424
*: Number of elements

Waste water treatment plant : Load entering by compliance

Total load entering by compliance (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Total load entering by compliance (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Compliance state2016
Compliant10,656,205 pe
Not Compliant527,363 pe
Not relevant167,554 pe
Total11,351,122 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of treatment plant by compliance
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Number of treatment plant by compliance
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Compliance state2016
Compliant358
Not Compliant30
Not relevant45
Total433
*: Number of elements

Waste water treatment plant : Load entering by treatment type

Total load entering by treatment type (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Total load entering by treatment type (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Treatment type2016
More stringent treatment11,351,122 pe
Total11,351,122 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of treatment plant by treatment type
See the data table
Number of treatment plant by treatment type
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Treatment type2016
More stringent treatment433
Total433
*: Number of elements

Agglomeration : generated load by agglomeration size

Total generated load by agglomeration size (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Total generated load by agglomeration size (population equivalent – p.e.)
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Size2016
< 10,000 pe1,226,805 pe
10,000 to 100,000 pe4,134,260 pe
> 100,000 pe7,148,200 pe
Total12,509,265 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of agglomeration by size
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Number of agglomeration by size
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Size2016
< 10,000 pe257
10,000 to 100,000 pe146
> 100,000 pe21
Total424
*: Number of elements

Waste water treatment plant : Total load entering and discharged

Total load entering and discharged
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Total load entering and discharged
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2016
ParameterEnteringDischarged
BOD0.00 tons/year3,138.91 tons/year
COD0.00 tons/year21,466.05 tons/year
N0.00 tons/year6,566.22 tons/year
P0.00 tons/year128.03 tons/year
BOD, COD, N, P concentration
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BOD, COD, N, P concentration
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2016
ParameterEnteringDischarged
BOD0.00 mg/l5.26 mg/l
COD0.00 mg/l35.97 mg/l
N0.00 mg/l11.00 mg/l
P0.00 mg/l0.21 mg/l

MS Level statistics

Sludge destination
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In 2016, 204,253 Tons DS of sludge was generated
Sludge destination
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In 2016, 204,253 Tons DS of sludge was generated
Destination2016
Discharged into surface waters : Pipelines0.0
Discharged into surface waters : Ships0.0
Discharged into surface waters : Others0.0
Re-used: Soil and agriculture125,297.0
Re-used: Others71,742.0
Disposed: Landfill3,060.0
Disposed: Incineration4,154.0
Disposed: Others0.0
Total204,253.0
Cover of landfill, other use, stored, and not specified use is included in mslReuseOthers

Legal compliance

Legal compliance for collection in p.e.
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Legal compliance for collection in p.e.
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YearCompliantNot compliantNot relevant
201612,509,265 - -
Legal compliance for collection by number of agglomerations
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Legal compliance for collection by number of agglomerations
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YearCompliantNot compliantNot relevant
2016424 - -
Legal compliance for 2nd treatment in p.e.
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Legal compliance for 2nd treatment in p.e.
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YearCompliantNot compliantNot relevant
201612,127,270147,700234,295
Legal compliance for 2nd treatment by number of agglomerations
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Legal compliance for 2nd treatment by number of agglomerations
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YearCompliantNot compliantNot relevant
20163631645
Legal compliance for 3rd treatment in p.e.
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Legal compliance for 3rd treatment in p.e.
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YearCompliantNot compliantNot relevant
201610,747,260515,2001,246,805
Legal compliance for 3rd treatment by number of agglomerations
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Legal compliance for 3rd treatment by number of agglomerations
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YearCompliantNot compliantNot relevant
201614718259