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In 2019, drinking water monitoring was carried out in supply zones (water supply systems) that supply 50 or more persons (93% of the population). Large and medium supply zones that supply more than 1,000 (85%) of the population, generally have adequate drinking water quality. The smallest supply zones that supply 50-500 people are the least regulated, in comparison to larger due to the fecal contamination, as some with surface and karst water resources.

Good

Inland bathing water quality in Slovenia is good and comparable with bathing water quality in other European countries.

Neutral

Groundwater is most polluted in aquifers with intergranular porosity in the northeastern part of Slovenia.

Neutral

In Slovenia, 98.7% of surface water bodies are in good chemical condition. The two water bodies are in poor chemical condition due to the excess of metals. In general, Slovenian surface waters are not loaded with priority substances in the water, but they are loaded with too high concentrations of mercury and brominated diphenylethers in fish. These are ubiquitous pollutants that are excessively present in biota both in Slovenia and in Europe.

Neutral

Water protection areas cover 3532 km2 or 17,4% of Slovenia’s land surface in 2021. This is a slight increase, compared to 2017, but the goal of protecting the areas of all water sources for public water supply with a regulation on national level, has not been reached yet.

Bad

In Slovenia, in 2020, children (0-14 years old) in larger cities were exposed to concentrations of 21-30 µg PM10/m3. In Europe, most children live in an environment where PM10 concentrations are below 26 µg/m3. It is a worrying fact that in Slovenia in 2018 about 2% of children were exposed to concentrations between 31 and 40 PM10/m3, and in 2019 as much as 53%, fortunately, concentrations decreased in 2020, so children were not exposed to concentrations above 30 µg PM10 / m3 that year.

Bad

Children in some primary schools and kindergartens in the Municipality of Ljubljana are exposed to road traffic noise. Of 105 kindergartens and 54 elementary schools, the limit value of environmental noise for playgrounds 55dB(A) determined by the WHO was exceeded on all facades at only one kindergarten. In 29 elementary schools and 48 kindergartens, this limit value was exceeded at least on the most exposed facade. In the school year 2013/2014, 11,925 pupils attended those 29 elementary schools and 5,946 children attended the mentioned 48 kindergartens.

Neutral

Children in primary schools and kindergartens in the Municipality of Nova Gorica are only partially exposed to exceeded levels of road traffic noise. Measurements show that limit value for playgrounds (55 dB (A), set as a recommendation by the World Health Organization, is exceeded only at the most exceeded facade by 3 of 12 elementary schools and 5 of 16 kindergartens. As in the school year 2012/2013 1,162 students (in those 3 schools) and 439 children (in those 5 kindergartens) were exposed to some noise it would be reasonable to carry out noise measurements.

Neutral

The limit value for environmental noise for playgrounds (55dB(A)) determined by the WHO was exceeded at the most exposed facade at 12 primary schools. However none of 34 kindergartens and 22 primary schools was exposed to excess noise limit at all four facades. There were 4,097 pupils in 12 schools and 2,909 children in 24 kindergartens where the high noise levels at most exposed facades were determined in the school year 2013/2014.

Neutral

Air pollution with PM10 was on average lower in 2020 than in previous years. The number of exceedances of the daily limit value for PM10 (50 ug/m3) surpassed allowed number of exceedances (35) only at one monitoring site in mainland Slovenia, and at this monitoring site two out of thirty-six exceedances are due to desert dust, which according to legislation is considered as natural source of pollution and is not taken into account with prescribed quality standards.


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