Three Moroccan Polluted Beaches to Avoid During the Summer

Rabat – The beaches of Jbila in Tangier, Miami Beach in Larache and Oued Mezeg in Casablanca have been denounced as polluted by the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development and should be avoided for the summer.The 2017 report on the quality of bathing water conducted by the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development affirmed that “the waters of these three beaches are of poor quality,” an official of the department in charge of sustainable development told local news site le360.However, according to the report the water quality rate in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean has improved from 72 percent in 2016 to 97.9 percent this year. The water control operation involved 431 sampling points out of a total of 161 beaches, finding that the majority of beaches located on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts have good quality waters, ranking most of them in the A and B categories.Jbila, Miami and Oued Mezag on the other hand are classified in C and D categories due to wastewater discharges and a very high concentration of visitors to their waters. read more