100% pass rate for designated bathing waters in the North West

30 designated bathing waters, including marine and freshwater, in the North West have successfully passed the European Union’s current standards for bathing waters. 13 of the designated waters achieved the highest possible standard, referred to as ‘guideline’ under the existing Bathing Water Directive. Bathing water quality standards are set to increase under the revised Bathing Water Directive (rBWD) from 2015. From 2015 season onwards bathing water results will be calculated from the results of samples taken over a four year rolling period. To avoid bathing waters being declassified it will be imperative to maintain and further improve the water quality of designated bathing waters in the North West. For more information follow the link.

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