Q4. Between country – water coming from (origin country (1)) and
Q5. Country (2) – water supplied to (delivered):
Q6. Water supply system name (English):
Q7. Water supply system name (Country 1):
Water supply system Gradole
Q8. Water supply system name (Country 2):
Q9. Date/year established cross-border water supply:
Q10. Management of origin side of the WSS:
Istarski vodovod Buzet (www.ivb.hr)
Q11. Management of delivery side of the WSS:
Rižanski vodovod Koper (www.rvk-jp.si)
Q12. Amount of water supplied (as per contract/agreement):
min. 500.000 m3/year ; max 150 l/s
Q13. General nature of the CBWS – emergency water supply, peak water supply, permanent water supply:
Permanent water supply
Q14. Existing legal framework for the CBWS:
Water Act (Official Gazette 153/09, 63/11, 130/11, 56/13), the Contract to supply drinking water between Istarski vodovod Buzet and Rižanski vodovod
Q15. Top level CBWS management body (if mutually defined):
Permanent Croatian – Slovenian Commission for Water Management
Q16. Origin country reference body for the management body:
Ministry of Agriculture,
Water Management Directorate
Q17. Delivery country reference body for the CBWS management body.
Q18. Legal framework management – Contract party meetings (annual, even more frequent):
There is no obligation of holding meetings, but meetings are held as needed, usually once a year
Q19. Issues addressed on the local level:
Management of Istarski vodovod must obtain the consent of the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board consists of representatives of local governments
Q20. Issues addressed on the regional level:
Q21. Issues addressed on the state level:
Q22. Legal option to increase maximum annual entitlement?
YES; it is possible technically and legally increase the annual rights (a matter of agreement of the parties involved)
Q23. Minimum amount of water delivery defined?
Yes, according to the Contract minimum amount of water delivery is at least 500,000 m3
Q24. Which is the body assigned by the contract for the resolution of disputes?
The dispute is taking place on the court in the place of the defendant. During the court proceedings apply the law applicable to the place of the defendant.
Q25. Ownership of the cross-border infrastructure:
Each part owns the infrastructure in their countries
Q26. Are the water rights on the water resource assigned to the cross-border partner? In which way?
No, it’s about selling the water, not on the right to resources
Q27. Termination of the water delivery of contract
The contract ends 1.4.2015. with the possibility of extension; during extraordinary circumstances such as reduction, Istarski vodovod d.o.o. is not obliged to supply water to Rižanski vodovod until normalizes the production process
Q28 Minimal water consumption legally defined?
Yes, according to the Contract minimal water consumption amounts to at least 500,000 m3
Q29. Is the legal heritage of the systems resolved
Contracts have recently been concluded, therefore, the question of the legal heritage resolved
Q30. Is the water price(charge) composed by different components?
YES / Price water is defined by m3 water deliverd + fee for water usage per m3, VAT is calculated and paid by the buyer (TRANSFER TAX LIABILITY)
Q31. How is the pricing mechanism defined (water charges):
Price is defined on the basis of:
1. Contract for the delivery of drinking water between Rižanski vodovod and Istarski vodovod
2. Act on Water (fee for water)
Q32. Are the minimal charges foreseen? – Fixed charges, full for empty:
The Agreement defined minimum amount of water that Rižanski vodovod has to take on an annual basis, or pay the price for minimum quantity
Q33. Is the non-payment procedure regulated by the contract?
Procedure in case of no payment obligations not specifically defined by contract.
Q34. Is there a special tariff (surcharge) for the excessive water supply?
YES, there is a possibility to assume larger quantities than agreed, but there must be a special request of the customer and the specific supplier decision
Q35. Insurance cost covered – insurance cost tariff, insurance model foreseen by the contract:
Insurance billing is not specifically defined in the Contract
Q36. Depreciaton of the infrastructure, investment/maintenance plans agreed ? (amortizacija, ammortamento):
Investing in property is included in the selling price per m3
Q37. Penalties for unfulfilment of contractual obligations?
No, not specifically contracted penalties. Non-fulfillment of contractual obligations may occur only in special circumstances
Q38. Is the mutual inspection of records/book-keeping established? (due dilligence approach):
Partners regularly at least once a year submit each other a state of mutual claims and obligations
Q39. General assessment of the CBWS economics :
Yes-satisfactory-partners respect the contractual rights and obligations
Q40. Payment statistics for the last 5 years:
2009 – 4,4 MIL KN; 2010 – 1,7 MIL KN; 2011 – 3,3 MIL KN; 2012 – 3,8 MIL KN; 2013 – 1,8 MIL KN
Q42. Measurement of water delivered:
Before entering the water tank Gabrijeli (on the Slovenian side) there is an electromagnetic flow meter which reads the state of water supplied continuously for 24 hours
Q43. Is continuity of water supply – intermittent water supply an issue?
Q44. Agreed water quality issues:
The contract specifies that the water must be in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Croatia (after joining the EU, in line with EU laws) relating to the quality and safety of drinking water. Once a month shall be submitted in writing quality analysis
Q45. Water quality monitoring jointly controlled/verified:
The control is done by the relevant authorities on both sides and therefore this analysis is considered meritorious
Q46. Temperature regulated by the contract?
The water temperature is regulated by the laws of the EU as well as other water quality parameters
Q47. Pressure regulated by the contract?
Drinking water is supplied to the water tank so this type of regulation is not contracted
Q48. Cross – border profile management:
Drinking water is supplied to the water tank and there is no such problem.
Q49. Construction of project facilities:
Each individual water utility company takes care of the development, construction and maintenance of their systems
Q50. Is the daily dynamics of water demand/supply an issue ?
Not a problem. Istarski vodovod and Rižanski vodovod contracted the minimum and maximum amounts. Minimum amount on an annual basis is 500,000 m3 while the maximum amount defined for all delivery period is 150 l/s. Water tank Gabrijeli is on the receiving side
Q51. Is the seasonal dynamics of water demand/supply an issue ?
Delivery of drinking water has a seasonal character. In the summer months is highly increased, but it does not create a problem
Q52. Management of water losses – are water losses in the supply, uptake side an issue?
Each water system is responsible for the management of losses each with their own side. Water supplier to calculate the loss of water in the distribution system use calculation: the produced quantity of drinking water – the amount of water sold. 2013th year this amount is less than 17%.
Q53. Is the water availability/demand an issue on supply country or demand country side?
No. Trends in water availability, water demand depends on many factors. The trend can not be defined in advance. The most important factor are hydrological and climatological circumstances and the number of tourists arriving in the summer on both sides.
Q54. Transitional phenomena an issue?
Q55. Other technical issues?
Q56. Long term planning mechanisms established?
Q57. LIASON OFFICERS DETERMINED? Communication process determined and functioning?
Q58. Joint supervision of the Water Supply System?
Activities for introduction of remote metering are in place
Q59. Joint management of the water resource?
Maintaining of water source is task of Istarski Vodovodi
Q60. Contingency plans existing?
There are plans for scenarios in case of lack of water. In case that water supply is interupted because of ruptured pipes, team quickly responds and goes to the point of rupture. In case that activity is disrupted for longer time there is a discusion with purchaser for each period separately. It should be emphasized that the purchaser has alternative water supply system to the tank which is filled. The tank can be refilled from another system.
Q61. Main problems identified:
No problems are defined
Q62. Other comments:
Q64. Do you consider that the legal framework for the CB WSS is adequate, or under-defined:
Q65. Do you consider that the economic framework for the CB WS is adequate, or under-defined:
Q66. Do you consider that the technical framework for the CB WS is adequate, or under-defined:
Q67. How would you assess general perception of the cross border water supply in public?
Istarski Vodovodi and Rižanski vodovodi Koper have been cooperating for a long time and because of that public has positive opinion about it.
Q68. Provide in the attachment shp file of the existing water supply network:
Has been provided.
Q69. Provide documents on general state-level framework for the cross-border water supply:
Q70. Specific delivery contract:
Q71. Regulations, technical documentation:
Q72. Statistics on the water supplied and payments provided for the last five years: