The bathing waters of the Andalusian beaches are within the established quality levels, according to the report prepared by the Ministry of Health and Families during the first half of June 2022 on the state of the coast at the beginning of the summer bathing season. This study is based on the analyses carried out by the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Management.
The Regional Ministry has monitored the 351 sampling points in the 272 maritime and 8 continental Andalusian bathing areas. The water samples have been analyzed to determine the different parameters required by the current regulations, such as macroscopic, transparency, color, mineral oils, presence of foams and persistent floating solids, organic remains and any other residue -glass, plastic, rubber, wood- that may affect the healthiness of the water and is considered of sanitary interest.
By provinces, in Almería a total of 94 samplings have been carried out in the 90 census points, which are distributed in 77 bathing areas of 13 municipalities of Almería. For its part, in Cadiz, 77 samplings have been carried out in 77 census points, distributed in 55 bathing areas of 16 municipalities.
In Granada, 37 samplings have been carried out in 37 census points located in 30 bathing areas in 10 municipalities. In the province of Huelva, 50 samplings have been carried out in 50 census points, distributed in 25 bathing areas in 9 municipalities. Finally, in the province of Malaga a total of 97 samplings were carried out in 97 census points, distributed in 85 bathing areas in 14 municipalities.
In the case of inland bathing areas, sampling was carried out at the Cela reservoir in Lúcar, Almería; in the case of the province of Córdoba, at the La Breña II reservoir in Almodóvar del Río and at the La Colada dam. Finally, in the province of Granada, the waters of the reservoirs of Cubillas in Albolote, Bermejales in Arenas del Rey, the Negratín reservoir in Cuevas del Campo and the Fuencaliente spring in the municipalities of Huéscar and Orce were analyzed.
This report on the sanitary quality of the waters, which indicates their suitability and, where appropriate, informs on the recommendations or prohibitions of bathing, will be issued periodically every fifteen days throughout the summer season and will be available for public consultation through the website of the Ministry of Health and Families of Andalusia until the end of the bathing season on September 30.