The application process does differ across regions but there are common requirements of the process. Depending on which agency you are applying to the application may take the shape of an application form, a nomination process or an email including the required evidence. Check the government agency website for your region to get further information on their specific process including the application deadline.
The common evidence requirements are:
If your bathing site is designated the following government agencies will be responsible for testing water quality during the bathing season:
- England – Environment Agency (EA)
- Northern Ireland – Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
- Scotland – Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
- Wales – Natural Resources Wales (NRW)
The following timeline gives an idea of the overall application process and when you can expect to have specific conversations and carry out specific tasks.