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Bathing Water Quality in Greece - Reference Year 2010

Bathing water quality for the year 2010 was monitored in the framework of the Monitoring Programme of Bathing Water Quality that was implemented under the supervision of the Special Secretariat of Water of the Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change. The implementation of the 2010 monitoring programme was based on the provisions of the Directive 2006/7/EC concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC, which is incorporated to Greek legislation with the Ministerial Decree 8600/416/E103/2009 (Official Journal of the Greek Government 356Β/2009). The length of the bathing season for 2010 was identified from June 1st to October 31st.

 

 

 

 

Bathing Water Quality in Greece - Report 2011

The 2011 report provides an assessment of bathing water quality on the basis of a statistical analysis of microbiological data for four years from 2008-2011, in compliance with article 4 and Annex I of Directive 2006/7/EC. A total of 2,155 sites were monitored, of which 6 are located in inland water bodies (lakes) and the rest 2,149 in coastal waters. Of those, 2,043 sites were classified as "of excellent quality", 91 points as "of good quality", 16 points as "of sufficient quality" and 5 points as "of poor quality". 

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