Biennial Industrial Water Survey (IWS)

Water intake of location, period

Water intake refers to new water introduced for the first time into a location, regardless of source or quality, including sanitary/domestic water intake. Where the establishment supplies water to adjacent or tenant industries or municipalities, that water is excluded.

Location refers to the lowest level of the Business Register statistical hierarchy. The location, as a statistical unit, is defined as a production unit at a single geographical location at which or from which economic activity is conducted and for which, at a minimum, employment data are available.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Calendar month
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