South Tyrol: 8 lakes with excellent water quality

26 August 2021

The water quality of eight Lakes in South Tyrol has been upgraded. In the list of locations are: Large lake in Monticolo (Appiano on the Wine Road, Bolzano and surroundings), small lake of Monticolo (Appiano on the Wine Route, Bolzano and surroundings), Caldaro lake (Caldaro on the Wine Route, Bolzano and surroundings), Lake of Fiè (Fiè allo Sciliar), Costalovara lake (Renon, Bolzano and surroundings), Tret lake (Senale - San Felice, Merano and surroundings), Varna lake (Varna, Valle Isarco), and Favogna lake (Magre’ on the Wine Road, Bolzano and surroundings). 

To reward these beautiful South Tyrolean water mirrors, a monthly review was undertaken by biologists from the provincial environmental agency. Hygiene indicators, based on the four previous swimming seasons, allow for classification in four separate quality classes, and all the listed South Tyrolean Lakes have placed at the top. The results are also available online. 

Due to a national law passed in 2008, water monitoring has become mandatory, with monthly sampling between April and September. To be compliant with the law, if the results of the analysis are negative, the lab is obliged to alert the municipality, which in turn must declare a bathing ban.

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