Can I safely swim in the nearby river or lake? Bathing water quality (FOEN)

Assessment of bathing water quality is carried out on the basis of cantonal water monitoring data relating to the hygienic parameters E. coli and intestinal enterococci (faecal bacteria).

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Geoinformation and clean water

What is the condition of a water course at a particular location? Where are watercourses in insufficient ecomorphological condition? How high is the concentration of pollutants in groundwater or in watercourses at a particular measuring point? Geoinformation also provides valuable information in the field of water availability and sustainable water management.

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Swisstopo data are now available free of charge as Open Government Data in geo.admin.ch geo- and download services.

From March 1, 2021, the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo will make its official digital data and services available online free of charge as Open Government Data (OGD). As of now, no registration is required to download the data or use the geoservices WMS, WMTS and all services of the RESTful API.

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