|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Environment|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 492|
Report published by the European Commission on 10 September 2020 concerning the implementation of Council Directive 91/271/EEC on urban waste water treatment, as required by its Article 17.
Directive 91/271/EEC sets out EU-wide rules for collection, treatment and wasterwater discharge. The law also covers wastewater generated by a number of industries. It aims at protecting the environment across the European Union (EU) from the adverse effects of urban wastewater.
The 10th report shows an overall improvement in collection and treatment of waste water in cities and towns across the European Union (EU), but points to different success levels between the Member States. The 10th report on the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) shows that compliance rates with EU waste water collection and treatment rules are high and have increased compared to the previous reporting period. This helps prevent pollution of the environment. While the trend remains positive, full compliance with the Directive has not yet been achieved. Finance and planning remain the main challenges for the water service sector.
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|