Water Quality at Estonian Bathing Areas is Among Europe’s Best24 May 2012
The water quality at Estonia's bathing sites is among the best in Europe according to analysis of last year's data by the European Environmental Agency. The water quality in 95% of Estonian bathing areas is good or exceptional; the water quality is on a similar level in Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Austria, Poland, Montenegro, Great Britain, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Portugal, and Germany.
While in Cyprus, Malta, Croatia, Greece, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Austria, Ireland, Great Britain and Italy the water quality in over 80% of swimming areas was exceptional, in Estonia the proportion of places with this rating was lower at close to 71%.
In the Netherlands the water quality in over 10 percent of bathing sites was poor, and together with Bulgaria, Latvia, Luxembourg and Belgium the proportion of bathing areas with excellent water quality was quite low, reaching only 47.4%. In Bulgaria the percentage of excellent water quality areas was 49.5%, in Latvia and Luxembourg it was 50% and in Belgium it was 52.1%.
Baltic News Service