Turkish Statistical Institute published the latest data on wastewater treatment of cities. İzmir became Turkey's leader in terms of the number of treatment plants in accordance with European Union standards, the amount of water treated with advanced biological method per capita, and the city in which EU standards are applied at the highest rate.
Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) published the Statistics of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. According to the evaluation made on the data, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality İZSU General Directorate, which provides service with a total of 22 treatment plants, 39 of which are advanced biological treatment, 6 biological and 67 natural treatment plants, continued its pioneering role in this field. İzmir ranked first with the number of advanced biological wastewater treatment plants, the rate of wastewater treated in accordance with European Union Standards and the amount of wastewater treatment per capita.
The ratio of the number of people benefiting from wastewater treatment services in İzmir to the urban population reached 98,6 percent.
The highest advanced biological treatment rate is in İzmir
According to the statistics published biennially under the title of Environmental Statistics, 97,2% of the wastewater treated in İzmir is treated in accordance with European Union standards, while this figure is 96,2 percent in Bursa, 40,4 percent in Antalya, 39,1 percent in Istanbul. 18,8 and XNUMX percent in Ankara.
Leading city in the amount of wastewater treatment per capita
According to the study, which includes the wastewater treatment data of 399 municipalities in Turkey, İzmir ranked first among the five metropolitan cities in terms of the amount of advanced biological wastewater treatment per capita. While the amount of wastewater treated per capita in EU standards is 48,9 cubic meters per year in Bursa, 35,3 cubic meters per year in Istanbul, 35,3 cubic meters per year in Antalya and 6,6 cubic meters annually in Ankara, this value is 61,1 cubic meters annually in İzmir. in cubic meters.
Wastewater treatment in EU standards is 2,3 times higher than the Turkey average
Another fact revealed by TUIK data is that 12,2% of the wastewater treated in Turkey in accordance with European Union standards is treated in İzmir. In other words, waste water treatment was carried out in İzmir in accordance with European Union Standards, which is 2,3 times higher than the average of Turkey.
İzmir is also the leader in the number of treatment plants
İzmir became the metropolitan city with the highest number of such facilities in Turkey with its 22 advanced biological treatment wastewater treatment plants. While providing services with 14 advanced biological wastewater treatment plants in Bursa, 14 in Ankara, 10 in Istanbul and 2 in Antalya, the figures announced by TÜİK once again confirmed the leadership of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in the field of environment.
Treatment investments continue
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