09 July 2019 - For a better presentation and availability of data on the quality of seawater in Montenegro to citizens and tourists, the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro has developed a software application system for processing and presentation of data, which can be accessed via the Internet.
The application is located on the website www.morskodobro.com and is available in Montenegrin and English. Also, the application was made according to the latest standards and is adapted for displaying data on all models of computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, it was announced from the Coastal Zone Management Enterprise.
The program of the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro for 2019 foresees the monitoring of the quality of seawater at a total of 100 locations along the Montenegrin coast, namely: 16 in the municipality of Ulcinj, 13 in the municipality of Bar, 26 in Budva, 9 in Tivat, 15 in Kotor and 21 in the territory of the municipality of Herceg Novi. It is anticipated that the analyses will be carried out at fifteen-day intervals in the period from May to October.
Since 1996, the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro has been implementing annual programs for monitoring the sanitary quality of seawater at public beaches during the summer season in accordance with the provisions of the Water Act. Since 2010, this Program has been implemented by the Decree on classification and categorization of waters, as well as following other national and international regulations in the field of environmental protection.
In order to monitor the sanitary safety of seawater in public swimming areas and its overall quality, and in accordance with national and international regulations, the following parameters are examined: basic microbiological parameters - Escherichia coli, intestinal enterococci, as well as additional chemical parameters: air temperature, water temperature (when taking a sample), salinity, pH value, the colour saturation with oxygen (% O2), ammonia (mg / l), floating waste materials (descriptive) and colour and transparency (descriptive).
According to the results of the analysis, the Public Enterprise regularly informs the municipal communal and republican water management inspectors, as well as the public. If the result of the sample exceeds the allowed limits (outside the category), sampling is performed to determine whether it is a transient change or contamination.
The results of testing the sanitary quality of seawater, as well as the data on sea temperature, air temperature and salinity for each individual bathing site, can be found on the special application on the website www.morskodobro.com .
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