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Supporting the great British holiday with cleaner seas

Water companies are playing a key role in ensuring the quality of water around Britain’s coasts remains consistently high.

Figures released today by Defra show that this year, 605 out 610 bathing sites met the mandatory standards set by the European Commission.

Water companies care passionately about the states of beaches in their region and ensure the water that gets returned to the environment is as clean as possible under sometimes very challenging conditions.

The companies will continue to work hard to ensure beaches are kept clean, working with partners in seaside towns and villages, and investing billions of pounds each year.

Annual update on bathing water quality across the UK
Defra report on coastal (and inland) bathing waters

UK bathing water amongst the best
Water UK press release 6 June 2014

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