The proportion of showers with excellent water quality in Hungary is below the EU average: while it is 85% across Europe, it is not as high as 61% in Hungary.

Of the 274 bathing sites listed in Hungary, only 165 (60.2 percent) meet the highest quality standards, according to a report jointly compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission. From last year’s data entry.

  • 64 spas are rated well.
  • 6 bathing spots were given a no rating: Lake No. 1 in Abaliget, Tópart Street section in Agárd, Sport Beach Camping beach in Gárdony in Lake Velence, Rotating beach in Dunabogdány, Templom-zug backwater in Gyomaendrőd, and the beach in Dombrád on the Tisza River .
  • 4 bathing spots are rated poorly: Tini Beach in Agárd on Lake Velence, Lake Vadkerti in Soltvadkert, Tisza Beach in Tiszakécske and Free Beach in Dánfok.
  • Another 35 Hungarian pigeons did not obtain EU certification.

Nearly 85 percent of 21,859 bathing sites across Europe have “excellent” water quality according to EU standards. Contains Categories You can browse the map here.

Coastal areas, which account for two-thirds of all bathing areas, and natural waters are generally of better quality than bathing areas with pools. Last year, 88 per cent of coastal bathing areas in the EU achieved an excellent rating, compared to 78.2 per cent for synthetic bathing waters. Since the adoption of the Bathing Water Quality Directive in 2006, the proportion of areas with “excellent” water quality has increased and has stabilized in recent years at about 88% for coastal bathing areas and about 78% for swimming pools.

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The report found that 95.2 percent of the areas surveyed last year met minimum water quality requirements. In Austria, Malta, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Denmark and Germany, at least 90 percent of the bathing water was of “excellent” quality.

The proportion of complained bathing sites for water quality has declined since 2013. Last year, complained bathing water made up 1.5 per cent of all bathing areas in the European Union, up from 2 per cent in 2013. Poor quality is often the result of pollution short term.


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