Below you can find our general introduction.
As of 1993, under the name of Dunántúli Regionális Vízmű Rt., our corporate legal form is public limited company with the Hungarian state as the majority owner (90%). As of 13th March 2006, in accordance with Act IV of 2006 on Business Associations, we continue to provide our water utility supply services under the name of Dunántúli Regionális Vízmű Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság (DRV Zrt.). Ownership rights are exercised by Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt. (Hungarian National Asset Management Inc., HNAM). Besides the Hungarian state, our colleagues has ownership of 1.9%, while local governments has ownership of 1.8% in our company. The remaining 6.3% of the shares are owned by DRV Zrt.
Under various agreements, including asset management, operation, and concession agreements, DRV Zrt. operates water utilities owned by the Hungarian state and local governments.
The corporation provides uninterrupted residential, industrial and agricultural water supply services for 362 settlements in Baranya, Fejér, Somogy, Tolna, Veszprém, and Zala counties by operating regional, sub-regional and local waterworks, and also industrial water supply systems managed by our company. The company also furnish drinking water for affiliates to supply other cities, including Dunaújváros, Székesfehérvár, Ajka, Mohács, Pécs, Komló.
Furthermore, our company takes care of the disposal and professional treatment of sewage and sludge in about 180 settlements by operating local and regional waste water disposal systems and sewage treatment plants.
The headquarters of the corporation is in Siófok. The conduct of affairs takes place at the headquarters, and various technical, financial and HR departments can also be found here. Plant managements take care of servicing consumers on the extensive service area of DRV Zrt.
The drinking water producing capacity of DRV Zrt. is 417,546 cubic metres per day, of which 76% are gained from underground water sources (karst, aquiferic, and bank filtration water), while 24% are gained from surface waters (Lake Balaton). This raw water becomes consumable after complex and expensive efforts. We control these efforts in our own labs under continuous supervision of national control bodies. The total number of residents in the company’s service area is more than 740,000.
The sewage water arriving from the waste water disposal systems operated by our company is treated by mechanical, biological and tertiary treatment (in the Lake Balaton area) methods (their capacity is about 149,772 cubic metres per day). In the specially protected resort areas (Lake Balaton, Lake Velence), 112,300 cubic metres per day of the total capacity is available for the correct treatment of waste water. The area of Lake Balaton is divided into 7 waste water regions. Each of them have one central plant for treating sewage water. During their development and expansion, the regulation concerning the placement of purified waste water into another catchment is consistently applied, where the region’s geographical conditions make this possible. In those regions, where this is impossible, tertiary treatment has to be implemented after mechanical and biological purification. This means that in four regions 66% of treated waste water goes into receiving water outside of the catchment of Lake Balaton, while in the other waste water regions, 34% of purified water goes back into Lake Balaton, as receiving water, after chemical and/or biological dephosphorylating.
Our company employs about 1,964 persons; mainly engineers, chemists, technologists, and skilled labour, whose daily routine includes facing the challenges of the services. Their accurate work is needed for operating, maintaining, and repairing 6 superficiary water treatment facilities, more than 350 wells and storage basins, 5,585 kilometres of drinking water networks, 48 waste water treatment facilities, 3,865 kilometres of sewer system, and 857 sewage pumps.
Other activities of DRV Zrt. include additional operations regarding water supply and waste water disposal and treatment. The company has several decades of experience in assembling, repairing and certifying water meters, which is critical for clearing of accounts during the payout of the service’s price. DVR Zrt. has exported water meter calibration benches into more than 50 countries worldwide.
The corporation lays special emphasis on discovering hidden pipe breaks and other location of faults causing water loss, using modern diagnostic devices.
DRV Zrt. takes serious steps for the continuous improvement of its service activities in its orbit. Our quality policy determines our principal goal as satisfying the consumers’ quantity and quality demands by implementing modern technologies on the highest possible level. Due to scheduled status examination and well-organized troubleshooting, there is a continuous decrease in network losses, breakdowns and damages. Developmental resources can be devoted to increase the quality of the activities. Our quality management system (certified according to ISO 9001:2000 standard) helps us implementing our goals.
Few knows that water supply companies, like DRV Zrt., are amongst the most significant environmental protection service providers, due to their waste water disposal and treatment activities. The preservation and improvement of the state of artificial and natural environments play an important role in our company’s approach. By introducing an environmental management system, our corporation assumed an obligation to only apply eco-friendly technologies that cause slight troubles for natural environment. DRV Zrt. does everything possible to protect water sources, to properly utilize sludge, and to minimise odours arising from waste water disposal and treatment. We appropriate significant amounts of money for such researches and for preparing improvements every year. Our environmental management scheme is based on the ISO 14001 standard, which has already been certified at the waste water treatment plants of Balatonfőkajár, Nemesgulács, and Barcs, and the sewage systems belonging to them.