Even around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, it was apparent that the local water resources would no longer be sufficient to meet the rapidly increasing demand for water with advancing industrialisation and the associated rapid population growth in the central Neckar region. An exceptionally foresighted plan for that time provided for the transport of drinking water through a long-distance pipeline from the Danube valley near Ulm via Remstal to the residence city of Stuttgart. This laid the foundation for the Landeswasserversorgung.
In Baden-Württemberg, water-rich areas along the Danube, Rhine and Lake Constance are contrasted with water-poor regions in Swabian Alb and the central Neckar region. The remote water supply systems create the balance.
For over 100 years, water from Donauried has also flowed from fountains and taps in Stuttgart.
In 1912, King William II of Württemberg established the governmental Landeswasserversorgung. For 53 years, it was operated as a state-owned company. Only in 1965 was the order fulfilled, which had been set in the constitution; the Landeswasserversorgung was transferred to an independent local special purpose association. Since that time, the association members of the Landeswasserversorgung are not only customers but also owners of the water supply company. The decision-making body of the special-purpose association is the association meeting, which generally meets once per year. The head office of the Landeswasserversorgung is registered in Stuttgart.
|Annual delivery||98,6 million cubic metres of drinking water|
|Association members||106 towns, communities and special purpose associations|
|Supply to||3 million people|
|Pipeline network||776,1 kilometres of drinking water pipes|
|Total yield||67,0 million euro|
|Balance sheet total||199,3 million euro|
LW stands for “Landeswasserversorgung”
(state water supply). It supplies
drinking water fresh from nature
to around three million people.
The Landeswasserversorgung is committed to a mission statement that forms the guiding principle of corporate action.
We guarantee quality and safety
Best drinking water and high supply reliability are the focus of our actions.
We shape the future
We handle the water resources and operating plants entrusted to us with care. The employees are our most important asset here.
We are innovative
We shape the future through constant improvement of our work processes and development of our knowledge.
We are the water experts
We work with the highest technical competence for our customers.
We are a team
Circumspect, in partnership and with a focus on performance, we achieve outstanding results.