Holidays in Croatia – Quality of bathing water
AZU Voda d.o.o. reports that the bathing water quality monitoring program started on Monday 22 May 2017. Seven coastal regions are responsible for implementing the provisions of the EEA (European Environmental Agency) for the purposes of data collection, while the Ministry of Environmental Protection is required to co-ordinate the implementation of the program.
Water quality monitoring started on 22 May will end on 8 October 2017. During this period, 948 sampling points will be monitored on the Croatian coast. Each sampling point, as required by the monitoring program will be analyzed ten times during the season, ie every two weeks.
For anyone wishing to have more detailed information (currently only in Croatian language and English) on the quality of the sea can visit the site Kakvoća mora u Hrvatskoj Republici that displays in Real-time results of bathing water quality with the possibility of active participation of the public submitting comments, objections and suggestions for new test points.
AZU Voda also reports that sea quality has been continuously implemented in Croatia since 1989 with the aim of protecting the health of bathers, preserving high sea quality, sustainable beach management, promoting the Adriatic and the quality of the tourist offer. The survey is conducted in accordance with Regulation on bathing water and Directive of the European Parliament and is carried out by accredited laboratories.
According to the latest available data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) for 2016, based on results over 21,000 points in Europe, the quality of marine bathing waters of the Croatian Republic is fourth, after Cyprus, Malta And Greece while Italy won the fifth place.
AZU Voda believes that in order to maintain a high level of quality of bathing waters every person must make every effort not to cause pollution. This is equivalent to saying that a purification system such as an old Septic tricamerale concrete should be implemented with a secondary treatment plant (eg plant DomaPlant activated sludge) able to improve the quality of discharged water. The maintenance and proper management of the plant guarantees to maintain a level of treatment at the highest level thereby conserving the marine waters.
AZU Water in Italy and AZU Voda in Croatia offer assistance for the management of sewage plants: for more information, see the SERVICES section.
“It is encouraging to see that more and more bathing water sites across Europe are meeting the highest quality standards. This helps Europeans make better informed choices about the bathing sites they plan to visit this summer. It also shows the effectiveness of our environmental policies and the practical benefits to human health protection and our daily lives when excellent data collection and analysis are conducted.”
Hans Bruyninckx, EEA Executive Director