Beach Live is part of the national voluntary trial set up by the Cleaner Seas Forum and will run until the end of the bathing water season (30 September).
It has been developed in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage, tourism bodies, beach managers and the Environment Agency. Beach Live is one of four similar trials running this year in the UK but features the most beaches and has the most regularly updated information. To our knowledge, no other European country is offering beach users this kind of live information.
South West Water's £2 billion Clean Sweep investment has helped transform bathing water quality over the last 20 years. Beach Live is about demonstrating the value of that investment on a daily basis by giving beach users information they can use to make an informed decision on whether to swim.