Tap water in one part of Vodice is mixed with faeces and the water is not drinkable, tourists leave Vodice, the hosts lose money, and Vodice suffocates in the stench caused by faeces. For the third day, residents and tourists of Vodice do not have drinking water in the middle of the tourist season, and the problem arose in a nearby new building where an illegal well was unauthorizedly connected to the water supply pipeline by investors, contaminating the drinking water supply system. Dnevnik.hrThe waterworks also spoke about this case, and we are transmitting their announcement in full:”On July 25, 2017. at around 8 am, an employee of Vodovod i odvodnje doo was informed by the citizens of Vodice from Blata and Prvićka streets about a change in the appearance of the color and smell of the water. Based on the report, the employee of Vodovod i odvodnje doo went to the disputed place and determined that about 30 houses are supplied with unhealthy water.The cause of the pollution was an illegal well for irrigating a green area made on a drinking water supply pipeline owned by Vodovod i odvodnje doo at the time of the construction of a residential building with eight apartments at the address in Vodice, Prvićka ulica bb.It was established that the illegal well was unauthorizedly connected to the water supply pipeline by a natural person – investor and contractor of the residential building in question in Vodice, Prvićka ulica bb, which contaminated our drinking water supply system. On the same day, a water test was performed by the Institute of Public Health and an internal test by Vodovod i odvodnje doo, and both findings showed that the water was not healthy, and the service users were informed immediately after learning – it is stated in the statement of ‘Vodovod’.’.A picture of our tourism It is interesting that today in the 21st century in Vodice, who live very well and earn money from tourism, the residents of Blata and Prvićka streets do not have sewerage, but have septic tanks. Where is the huge income from tourism spent? Tourism itself must provide a better quality of life to the local population, because not everyone lives off tourism, and in Croatia even less because tourist consumption is not dispersed locally, except in most accommodation and catering facilities on the waterfront and beaches.This is a great shame for Croatia, including Vodice, and a negative advertisement for our tourism.Vodice is a classic example of illegal construction of apartments without any plan and strategy, and how this illegal construction has irreversibly destroyed the landscape and destination. The image and opportunity of our tourism, just a short-term race for money, without any strategic development. The apartments expanded on their own, one bigger, the other smaller, the third wider without any permits in most cases, meaning illegally, and the infrastructure from sewerage, electricity, water, parking did not develop… That is why we have a problem with overloaded sewerage network today, less water and low pressure, electricity, parking, etc.… Only because we have not strategically, planned and sustainably developed our tourist destinations.Of course, this is an isolated case, but unfortunately not the first. It is not only the investor’s fault, the entrepreneur Zoran Josipović from Vodice who illegally connected the water supply pipeline, but the long-term poor management of the city of Vodice and the fact that he has not solved infrastructure problems for years, as he did not provide sewerage throughout the city. We are talking about 2017 and the city that lives from tourism.Terrible, but sadly true.