Every where in the Netherlands drinking water companies were established; eventually the Netherlands counted some 220 drinking water companies. In the course of time more drinking water companies merged to the present 10, of which Vitens is the largest. In its present form Vitens exists since 2006 and the company has a rich history. Its roots go back far and are deeply anchored in Dutch society. The passion for the production of drinking water is in our genes.
Thanks tot the size of modern drinking water companies more investments in water technology became possible and the quality of Dutch drinking water improved considerably. Recent survey commissioned by the European Union acknowledges the Netherlands as first in Europe regarding the quality of drinking water and its extensive knowledge on water management.