Pipeline network

Always fresh – Despite the long journey

Drinking water is supplied to the association members of the Landeswasserversorgung through a pipeline network that is around 775 kilometres long. The long-distance pipeline network is divided into four main pipes of diameter up to 1.50 metres and numerous feeder pipes of diameter up to 0.70 metres. The pipeline network allows a maximum flow capacity of around 5,200 litres per second or approx. 450,000 cubic metres per day.
The 33 water containers with a storage volume of approx. 400,000 cubic metres are an important part of the long-distance pipeline network. First and foremost, they serve to ensure supply and operational reliability. They balance out delivery fluctuations, allow economical plant operation, and thus improve the performance of the drinking water supply in the supply area of the Landeswasserversorgung.

Facts and figures

Pipeline network

333,5km Main pipes
361,8km Feeder pipes
16,3km Connecting pipes
68,9km Pipes in the collection areas
0,9km Free-flow tunnel (Osterbuch)


Containers Storage volume

31.220m³ Waterworks
352.775m³ Long-distance pipeline network  

Annual figures 2021

Plenty of power –
Large pumps provide the
necessary energy to
bring the drinking water
over the Swabian Alb
region to the customers.