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Indicator: Bathing water quality

A graph shows good and sufficient bathing water quality levels for coastal and inland waters (1992 to 2018). There was a particularly strong improvement in quality in the 1990s. The 2015 target has almost been met.

All bathing waters in the EU were supposed to be of at least sufficient quality by 2015.Germany missed the target by a narrow margin: 98 % of all bathing waters met the requirements in 2018.Taking into account only those bathing waters that were assessed, 99.7 % of the bathing waters met the requirements.94 % of inland bathing waters and almost 86 % of coastal bathing waters had excellent water qu... read more


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