High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Public water supply and sanitation in Germany is universal and of good quality. SOme salient features of the sector compared to other developed countries are its very low per capita water use, the high share of advanced wastewater treatment and very low distribution losses. REsponsibility for water supply and sanitation provision lies with municipalities, which are regulated by the states. PRofessional associations and utility associations play an important role in the sector. AS in other EU countries, most of the standards applicable to the sector are set in Brussels.