Adequate level of natural ground water resources, their better quality, lower costs for their treatment, and potentially lower risk of contamination make ground water the dominant drinking water source in Slovakia.
In line with the data drawn from the water management balance, natural ground water resources in Slovakia represent the average value of 146.7 m3.s-1. Of this volume, documented usable ground water sources in Slovakia take up 78 945 l.s-1, i.e. more than 53.81 % from natural sources.
Due to the fact that the volume of abstracted ground water in Slovakia has been decreasing since 2005, intensity of ground water exploitation has also been decreasing, since 2010, intensity of ground water exploitation has remained approximately at the level of 13.8 %. In terms of documented usable sources of ground water in Slovakia, we can say that both, most recent and anticipated water demand have been satisfied also despite the fact that distribution of high-quality water sources within individual regions has not been quite uniform. Approximately one half of them are located in the southwest of Slovakia, especially in the area of Žitný ostrov. On the other hand, regions of the middle and eastern part of the country suffer from the lack of usable water sources and may suffer from the lack of drinking water in the future.
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