Monitoring of economic and bathing waters

Domestic water is water used for drinking and cooking in households and for the production of products in the food industry.

Health inspectors regularly monitor the quality of drinking water. The purpose of this monitoring is to monitor water quality to ensure the supply of water that is not harmful to health.

The quality of domestic water is regularly monitored through sampling. The purpose of this monitoring is to ensure the microbiological and chemical quality of the water and the safety of the water distribution network up to the final consumer.

The regular monitoring also covers the wells of food premises and establishments. In the event of contamination of domestic water or the domestic water network (epidemic or threat thereof), the health inspectorate issues instructions and orders on the use of water.

Health inspectors can also provide advice and guidance on private wells.

Water quality at public beaches, winter swimming areas and public swimming pools is regularly monitored. During the bathing season, bathing water is regularly tested for bacteria levels indicating faecal contamination.

Cyanobacteria, blue-green algae and other potential health hazards are also observed on the beaches. The results of the sampling are available on the notice boards of the bathing areas and on the municipalities’ websites.

Pool water quality in public swimming pools and spas is regularly tested. The tests and the frequency of the tests are determined in accordance with Decree 315/2002 of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on quality requirements and monitoring tests for swimming pool water in swimming pools and spas. The results must be available for inspection by customers at the site.