DOMESTIC WATER CONSUMPTION IN LATVIA / Hushållsvattenförbrukning i Lettland
In recent years, reconstructing municipal water distribution systems and optimizing their operate conditions have become important tasks in Latvia. Such work requires knowledge of the water balance within water distribution systems to make further decisions. Recorded statistics indicate high domestic water consumption per capita while consumers complain of frequent water shortages at their taps. Different sites within water dis-
tribution systems were examined. The results of statistical recorded data analysis and additional measurements support the hypothesis that recorded domestic water consumption includes a high percentage of water losses.