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ALBANIA

EU Candidate Country

Sector Sustainability Assessment

55

2018

49

2015


39 National sources indicate treatment coverage of 10%. The data from the European Environment Agency could be referring to forecasted coverage once did Anna WWTP will become operational.

40 For the past several years, the WSS sector in Albania has gone through an aggregation process. As a result of this process, the coverage indicators for utilities have gone down as regional operators are covering larger territories and populations than before, including rural and scarcely populated areas where level of coverage are lower than in urban areas. This process has also resulted in increasing number of staff. Hence, the WUPI score for Albania has decreased when comparing latest available IB-Net utility data in 2018 with the one available in 2015 because of the way indicators for coverage and staffing are calculated. If one compares utility data averaged for 2010-13 and 2014-17, WUPI scores have actually increased for Albania.

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