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2023 bathing water classifications

The monitoring is carried out by each region’s environmental agency and determines the level at which a site meets bathing water criteria and standard. However, this monitoring is very much only a snapshot of water quality, bathing sites that are even Excellent (or those that reach minimum standard- Sufficient and above) are only classified based on up to 20 samples taken during the bathing season.

River pollution petition delivered to government
Support for community groups that want to apply for bathing water status
River Severn campaigners make stand on river sewage
Photo credit: TazzyBro
Manningtree wild swimmers bid for bathing water status

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