More than 85 percent of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent “excellent” quality standards – meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment. This is according to the EU’s annual bathing water quality report, which also found that over 96 percent of bathing water sites met minimum quality requirements set out under EU rules. The report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, compiled analyses of water sampled at more than 21,000 coastal and inland bathing.
Alongside the report, the EEA has also published an updated interactive map showing the performance of each bathing site. Updated country reports and information on the directive are available at the EEA and European Commission bathing water websites.
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