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2015 under maintenance

Out of season service

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The official 2015 bathing water season has now ended. 

This voluntary service, which was extended to a record number of beaches for the 2015 bathing water season, is now undergoing maintenance and will be switched on again in time for the 2016 bathing water season. 

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Revised Bathing Water Directive

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The European Union's revised Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) came into force in March 2006.

The overall objective of the revised directive is the protection of public health, but it also offers an opportunity to improve management practices at bathing waters and to standardise the information offered to bathers across Europe.

In 2015 the directive introduced a new classification system with more stringent water quality standards and puts an emphasis on providing information to the public.

From November 2015, bathing waters will be classed as either excellent, good, sufficient or poor. The water quality standards for the new classifications are much higher than those of the original bathing waters directive. Bathing Water Directive

Our priority is to ensure all bathing waters meet this standard.

In preparation, in 2014/15 we completed £20million of schemes to further improve bathing water quality

Read more: Revised Bathing Water Directive

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