Blue Flag Coordination Unit for the first time in Turkey İzmir Metropolitan Municipality's arttırdı.koordinasyo establishing the number of blue flag beaches in the city beach in the normalization process in the Unit to carry out the work related to coronaviruses measures. According to 2020 data, there are 24 blue flag beaches, 52 of which are public beaches.
Blue Flag Coordination Unit established for the first time in Turkey İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the city covered by Blue in coordination studies conducted since November 2019 Bayraklı increased the number of public beaches by 25 percent. Under the leadership of the Blue Flag Coordination Unit, five more public beaches have won Blue Flag this year in Izmir. Thus, according to 2020 data, Blue in İzmir Bayraklı public beach number 24, total Blue including private beaches Bayraklı the number of beaches was 52. For the first time this summer, Çeşme Ilıca Public Beach, Güzelbahçe II. Liman Public Beach, Urla TCDD Urla Training and Recreation Facilities, Urla Blue Beach and Urla Çamlıçay Public Beach Blue Bayraklı will serve as.
The Blue Flag Coordination Unit aims to increase the number of public beaches with blue flags in İzmir, to raise the standards of İzmir beaches in terms of bathing water quality, environmental management and life safety and to ensure the best application of blue flag criteria. The unit will also organize courses to increase the number of lifeguards that are insufficient for safe beaches and will carry out environmental education and awareness raising throughout the year.
Coronavirus measures in swimming areas
During the normalization process, measures to be taken in the beach and swimming areas in the “COVID-19 Outbreak Management and Study Guide” published by the Ministry of Health were included in the Blue Flag coordination studies. In this context, coronavirus measures and rules to be followed will be conveyed to the participants in lifeguard courses. The unit will provide online training on hygiene and social distance rules to be followed at the beach for Blue Flag officers and beach workers. In addition, signs and posters containing beach rules will be placed on the beaches through joint works with the district municipalities.
What is the Blue Flag?
Blue Flag is an international environmental award given to qualified beaches, marinas and yachts. There are 33 blue flag criteria for beaches, 38 for marinas, and 17 for yachts. These criteria are collected under the headings of bathing water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, life safety and services at the beach. The fact that all sanitary facilities on the beaches are connected to the package treatment facility or the municipal treatment facility is among the mandatory criteria. According to the Regulation on Bathing Water Quality for blue flag candidate beaches, sea water samples are taken and microbiological analyzes are carried out every 15 days during the summer season (between May and October). The results of the analyzes made by the Provincial Health Directorate are regularly shared on the address yuzme.saglik.gov.tr.
Leader in İzmir refining
İzmir, 52 Blue including private beaches Bayraklı Antalya and Muğla on the beach then ranks third in Turkey. under applicable Blue Flag program in 50 countries around the world Turkey, the award-winning beach with the number of ranks third after Spain and Greece. The treatment mobilization initiated by İzmir with the goal of a swimable Gulf is the city's Blue Bayraklı It is very effective in increasing the number of beaches. Today, there are 68 wastewater treatment plants within the body of İZSU. Domestic wastes of İzmir are treated with 6 natural, 39 biological and 23 biological advanced biological methods. The annual amount of waste water per capita treated in EU standards in İzmir is 61,4 cubic meters. Izmir number of standard treatment in the European Union, the amount of waste water treatment per person and falling with the EU standard treatment rate ranks first in Turkey.