Asopos river basin covers a total surface area of 450 km2 (East Attica and Viotia Districts), and extends to Evoikos Gulf. Seven Municipalities, a population of some 200.000 inhabitants, are located in the broad Asopos area, which is the largest industrial region of Greece, supporting 1300 Industrial facilities: Metal processing agrochemical, and food/beverage industries among others. In 1979, the river was appointed by the Regional Authorities (Prefectures of Attica and Viotia) as receiver of industrial sewage, this treaty is still in effect. As a result, the river and groundwater have been subject to long-term industrial pollution.
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