By decision of the Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias, the points in the Region of Attica where swimming is forbidden.
1 In all ports, permanent anchorages, shipyards and ship solvents.
2 All over the area from the port of Piraeus to Perama.
3 All over the area of Skaramaga up to Aspropyrgos beach.
4 In the ports of Skafaki, Stavros of the Coast of Themistokleous, in the port of the School of Training and 100 m. on either side of the MIRAMARE Centre.
5 In the area from B. microliman end up to the coast of Xirotagaros (marina limit).
6 In a zone of 50 meters on either side of the estuary orms of all storm drains.
7 In a zone of 200 meters on either side of the outlets of the pipes of the biological sewage treatment plant, and any other similar outflow, according to the prefectural designations, where local prohibition signs are placed or the local health authorities propose the installation of relevant markings.
8 In the area of Shipyards and the port of Lavrio bay up to PPC with the exception of the area starting from the Helmi coast and continuing up to the area of Thorikos (Theatre Coast).
9 In Rafina along the entire length of the outer side of the port’s harbour.
10 In a zone 200 meters from the estuary points of the pipes of the biological purification facilities, located in the areas of N. Makris and Marathon and in particular the camps TALA, and the camps of Aviation.
11 In the area of asopos river 200 m. on either side of his estuary.
What else does the decision say?
The decision points out the need for marking by the coast managers, in cases of unsuitability of the coast for swimming under the responsibility of the Local Government, so that after being informed by the competent Directorates of Environmental Hygiene and Sanitary Inspections to place prohibitory signs . The Port Authorities are requested to monitor these points so that the signs are placed in appropriate places and are not destroyed.
It should be noted that these measures are based on the results of sampling carried out during the previous and current bathing season by the competent Environmental Hygiene Services of the Regional Units of the Regions,as well as on the results of the monitoring program for the quality of the country’s bathing coast waters, the Ministry of Environment and Energy. It is noted that this Decision is dynamic and amended on a case-by-case basis depending on the conditions of the bathing coasts.
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