Water Withdrawals In France
The most common source of water contamination in France are agricultural and particularly nitrate contamination. Other factors effecting prices are density of the population, water source, topography etc. General trend of continuously increasing prices is observed in France. About 34.5 % of the French population is supplied drinking water by the company Veolia Eau France followed by Lyonnaise des Eaux, 10.8 % by Saur and the rest by public operators or other contractors. Most of the water sanitation services are provided also by Veolia Eau France for about 22.00 % of the French population, 20.01 % are served by Lyonnaise des Eaux, 9.3 % by Saur, 47.0 % by public operators and the remaining are served by other contractors. http://www.fp2e.org/userfiles/files/publication/etudes/Etude%20FP2E-BIPE%202012_VA.pdf ( Public water supply and Sanitation Services in France) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_LzZKy3bGY (A video showing a typical wastewater treatment plant owned by one of the major water companies in France : “Suez”.