Nine municipalities, and 80 kilometers of coastline, marred by poor management of purifiers, too many illegal discharges, the absence of controls and the inaction of local administrators. Ten-year problems never solvedDischarges into the sea, from Naples to Sorrento increase bathing bans. Photo
The mayor of Meta di Sorrento, Giuseppe Tito, took 14 days to react to the analyzes that attested in the sea that bathes the beach of Purgatory a concentration of colibacteria almost four times the maximum allowed by law, and therefore the presence of sewage drains. And only after a complaint to the judiciary presented by the section of the WWF of the Sorrento peninsula, he ordered a ban on bathing. On the other hand, it is understandable: the hotel that overlooks the beach, and the adjoining establishment, belong to his family. Better to let the Ferragosto pass before intervening. It's just a shame that the sewer outlet is 50 meters away, and that 'for two weeks even the children bathed in brown, foamy and smelly waters, and on which everything floated', as Claudio D'Esposito, the manager of the local WWF. Photo
NINE MUNICIPALITIES ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED - The attitude of the mayor of Vico Equense, Giuseppe Aiello, is the same. After all, with the rooms at 300 euros per night it would be a shame to spoil the season. The problem is structural and concerns the whole coast of the province of Naples, from Pozzuoli to Sorrento. Nine municipalities, and 80 kilometers of coastline, marred by poor management of purifiers, too many illegal discharges, the absence of controls and the inaction of local administrators. Ten-year problems never resolved, which periodically explode, as with the indignation of recent days for the images of dead rats floating in Nisida (on the map a protected marine area) and Posillipo. But then we go back to the usual solutions: at least avoid diving into the sea, suggested the official of the Campania Region in charge of the analyzes. In the Gulf of Naples and on the Sorrento coast, drinking a splash of water can harm your health.