The parameters within which the subjects involved in the evaluation work range from the absolute validity of the bathing water, to the regular sampling carried out during the summer season. Only if these aspects have been respected can you access the second phase that investigates the efficiency of wastewater and sewerage purification, connected at least to 80% throughout the municipal territory, separate waste collection and proper management of hazardous waste , the presence of vast pedestrian areas, cycle paths, well-kept urban furniture, green areas, adequate services on the beach, such as accessibility and the presence of rescue personnel. The FEE also evaluates the large space dedicated to environmental education courses, particularly for schools and young people, the condition of hotel facilities for public health services, tourist information and updated signage.
“It would seem a foregone conclusion and repetitive – said the Mayor Coppola – instead it is a major objective, which involves the maintenance of a standard not unimportant, just think that to lose the recognition would not be respecting one of the basic criteria for its obtainment, such as the lowering of the percentage of separate collection.
That said, my heartfelt thanks go to the Environment office with all those who contributed to this important result: above all the manager of the sector, the engineer Federico Ciraci and the Councilor for the Environment Luigi Nacci. But the greatest thanks – concludes Coppola – I address the entire community of Ostuni; it is undoubtedly his virtuous behavior the indispensable element to achieve this as other coveted goals.
For the 24th consecutive year, the fourth of my administration, the Blue Flag of the FEE will continue to wave on Palazzo di Città and on Lido Morelli, Pilone, Fontanelle and Creta Rossa, the 4 beaches of our coast that have obtained such recognition ».
Nineteenth-century palace located in the center of Ostuni. Renovated respecting the original style.