The cleanliness of Croatian beaches - above average
In addition to Croatian citizens who have had information about the quality of the beaches along the Adriatic coast for a long time, from now on European Union citizens can find information about beaches where they want to swim in Croatia. Information on Sea Water Quality on Croatian beaches, which are classified into the European top, are available on highly visited websites of the European Environment Agency (EEA). Every year in early June the EEA publishes a report on the quality of bathing waters in European sea and freshwater beaches, based on result monitoring from the previous season. Published recently was the "European annual report on bathing water quality for 2009." which was jointly developed by the EEA and the European Commission, in which for the first time, data on the quality of the sea on Croatian beaches was included. The aim of the annual report is not to provide information about beaches in the current tourist season, but display the data on the quality of water for the past year compared to previous swimming seasons.

The monitoring in EU countries is conducted in about 20,000 places to swim, of which two thirds are on sea beaches, and a third on the rivers and lakes (95.6% of sea beaches and 89.4% of land ones have met the minimum, mandatory requirements).

The report on Croatia contains data for 905 tested sites along the Adriatic coast. In 2009. 99.6 percent of bathing waters met the prescribed quality of bathing waters, and in last year's season no beach was closed to swimmers in Croatia. The report on the quality of bathing water at beaches was drafted by the Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Construction - Department of Protection of the Sea, in cooperation with the governing bodies of the coastal counties, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Construction

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