Urinating in the sea could cost you dearly this summer

The Spanish city of Vigo, in Galicia, has decided to ban “physiological evacuation on the beach or in the sea”, as reported by the local television channel Antena 3. Peeing in the water will therefore cost you dearly since there will be a severe fine, up to 750€. The goal ? Make the most daring regret.

However, the town hall did not explain the procedure to follow to identify criminal bathers and then apply this new legislation, as explained by The Independent. This therefore begs the question: how do the authorities plan to spot the offenders who will relieve themselves in the maritime waters of Vigo?

On Twitter, some Internet users were amused by this ban and offered some creative solutions:

“And how are they going to do it??? You would have to have trained fish, addicted to urine, which would form a school around the bather as soon as there was one who peed.”

Other prohibitions to respect the beaches

The municipality of Vigo has also decided to establish other rules in order to preserve the beaches. It has therefore drawn up a list including the prohibition of the use of soap and shampoo in the sea as well as the cleaning of utensils there, that of smoking on part of the beaches (pollution of the beaches and the sea due to butts being very present). You can find other more classic prohibitions such as leaving rubbish on the beach and having barbecues or grills there.

Vigo is not the first city in Spain to implement measures: San Pedro del Pinatar in 2017, also passed legislation against physiological evacuations on the beach or in the sea. It also has nudity, games batting and ball and reserving places on the beach with a towel (which would cost 30 euros).

How to prevent wild urine?

The Spanish city has taken measures to avoid these behaviors. She decided to install public toilets accessible throughout the summer where there were none yet. However, she states that “the fact that there are no toilets on the beach does not serve as an excuse for the user to evacuate physiologically in inappropriate places”.

It remains to be seen how the authorities will enforce this new legislation…

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