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Romania: Meeting targets


We launched a programme to reduce water consumption in Romania in 2011, following a tenfold increase in the cost of raw water, setting a target of 12 cubic metres of water use per tonne of liquid steel by 2014. We met this target and, since 2010, water consumption has fallen by approximately 44%. Much of the improvement has result from simple maintenance operations such as mending leaks in the pipe network, replacing pumps and valves, and monitoring input and wastewater flows. One of the main success factors has been the collaboration between different teams at each part of the site, as well as specific training on water use and better analysis of our data.