2016 Report

The 2016 report provides an assessment of bathing water quality on the basis of a statistical analysis, according to the provisions of article 4 and Annex I of the Directive 2006/7/EC, for the set of bathing water quality data compiled for 2016 in relation to that bathing season and the three preceding bathing seasons (i.e. 2013‐2015).

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Bathing water quality 2016

Βathing water quality assessment for 1.507 sites was completed and published of the 1.542 bathing water sites which were included in the monitoring programme in Greece for 2016. 34 bathing water sites were monitored for the first time in 2015 and were not assessed since the minimum number of samples required by the Directive 2006/7/EC has not yet been collected. Also one bathing water site in Lefkada was not assessed as was not monitored during the bathing season 2016 since the access to the coast was not possible due to landslips and cutting off the road throughout the area, which do not affect the quality of bathing water site, caused by the earthquake on 17 November 2015 in Lefkada.

The bathing water quality assessment was carried out through statistical analysis of the bathing water quality data set from the year 2013 to 2016 by the Special Secretariat for Water of the Ministry for the Environment and Energy.

In accordance with the provisions of the Directive 2006/7/EC regarding the management of bathing water quality, Greece provided the Commission with the results of the monitoring and the bathing water quality assessment for each bathing water site.

In total, the monitoring programme includes 1.542 bathing water sites, 1.540 of them are located in coastal waters and the rest 2 bathing water sites are located in inland waters (lakes). According to the statistical analysis of the bathing water quality data set, the classification status for the 1507 bathing waters is the following: 1.496 bathing waters (99.27%) are classified as "excellent quality", 10 bathing waters (0.66%) are classified as "good quality", 1 bathing water (0.07%) is classified as "sufficient quality" and none of bathing waters is classified as "poor quality".

The analytical report is available through the web site http://www.bathingwaterprofiles.gr. The bathing water quality assessment in Greece for 2016 is available in the map hereunder.

 

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