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In 2018, Finland had 205 urban waste water agglomerations of more then 2 000 population equivalent (p.e). These agglomerations generated a total load of 5 574 350 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 152 more stringent treatment plants. All these treatment plants have a total design capacity of 7 309 550 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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Destination2018
Collected by collecting system5,574,350 pe, 100 %
Individual and Appropriate Systems0 pe, 0 %
Discharged without treatment0 pe, 0 %
Total5,574,350 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 type2018
Separative and combine system5,574,350 pe
205 na
*pe: Population equivalent, *na: Number of agglomerations

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 state2018
Compliant5,342,850 pe
Not Compliant231,500 pe
Total5,574,350 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of agglomerations by compliance
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Number of agglomerations by compliance
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Compliance state2018
Compliant197
Not Compliant8
Total205
*: 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 state2018
Not Compliant76,800 pe
Not relevant72,800 pe
Compliant6,710,600 pe
Total6,860,200 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of treatment plants by compliance
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Number of treatment plants by compliance
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Compliance state2018
Not Compliant8
Not relevant6
Compliant138
Total152
*: 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 type2018
More stringent treatment6,860,200 pe
Total6,860,200 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of treatment plants by treatment type
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Number of treatment plants by treatment type
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Treatment type2018
More stringent treatment152
Total152
*: 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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Size2018
< 10,000 pe578,250 pe
10,000 to 100,000 pe2,104,700 pe
> 100,000 pe2,891,400 pe
Total5,574,350 pe
*pe: Population equivalent
Number of agglomerations by size
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Number of agglomerations by size
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Size2018
< 10,000 pe131
10,000 to 100,000 pe66
> 100,000 pe8
Total205
*: Number of elements

MS Level statistics

Sludge destination
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In 2018, 138,000 Tons DS of sludge was generated
Sludge destination
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In 2018, 138,000 Tons DS of sludge was generated
Destination2018
Discharged into surface waters : Pipelines0.0
Discharged into surface waters : Ships0.0
Discharged into surface waters : Others0.0
Re-used: Soil and agriculture138,000.0
Re-used: Others0.0
Disposed: Landfill0.0
Disposed: Incineration0.0
Disposed: Others0.0
Total138,000.0

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
20185,574,350 - -
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
2018205 - -
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
20185,491,05047,00036,300
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
201819717
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
20184,764,600231,500578,250
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
2018668131