Ecostiera published an alarming article showing a video of untreated sewerage being poured directly into the water adjacent to the Marina Grande at Sorrento. So far in thirty days there have been ten official complaints from ecological movements as it seems to be an occurance which dates from the end of April .
Locals reported large bands of malodorous scum floating along the water’s edge. It’s not a new phenomenon to the area, but the usual response of those who give ‘the tides’ the blame, according to the ecological authorities, just doesn’t hold in 90% of the cases. This is not the only case where the sewerage plants don’t function correctly on the Sorrentine Peninsula. There have been complaints in at least seven other fractions of Sorrento all along the Coast.
The Blue Flag attributed to Positano’s waters year after year for cleanliness becomes farcical on the days where scum and rubbish float together as one. I cannot understand why they are awarded the flag, when EVERY year the water is like this! Come June/July and there may be weeks where you can’t put a toe in the water. This is what I saw last year. And Sorrento is just around the corner.
To see a video on the reality of Italy doesn’t reassure me for this summer.