Another British tabloid publishes untruths about Croatia.
British tabloid the Daily Mail recently published a story about which tourist destinations popular among British tourists were safe with regards to drinking tap water, reports Jutarnji List on July 12, 2016.
On its map, Croatia was unjustifiably placed on the list of those countries where it is not recommended to drink tap water. The map is presumably designed to help readers, mostly tourists, and such inaccurate information was met with disapproval of Croatian citizens during the peak tourist season.
“While in Slovenia you can safely drink water, in Croatia this is not the case”, warns one of the most popular British websites.
Since even the UNESCO, which has recently published several studies on water quality, includes Croatia as a country with high quality of water supply, it is not clear where the British tabloid got its data.
“I have been working on this for the last 40 years, and this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Croats have one of the best quality water supplies in the world, with as much as 83 percent of population connected to the public water supply system, including in coastal areas. Their map is absolutely wrong. Italy has better water quality than Croatia? But, in Florence the water is black!” said Željko Dadić, head of the Water Quality Control Department at the Croatian Public Health Institute.
Several months ago, another British tabloid the Sun also published a story about Croatia which turned out to be completely false.