Maggie Lindemann: Pretty GirliTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Dorset Beaches Tested for Water Quality

COastal Walk

9:29am 6th May 2013

Dorset beach bathing water is being tested ahead of the summer season.

The Environment agency will be taking samples from across the South West and testing them for bacteria.

The quality of bathing waters around the South West coast is extremely high with 98% of beaches meeting the current standards.

Profiles of each beach will be published online so people can choose which beaches they want to visit.

Bathing Water Project Manager Jonathan Ponting said:

"The vast majority of the beaches in the South West have extremely good quality bathing water.

"There has been a massive improvement in the past 20 years but there are things that we can still do".

To find out how you can help keep bathing water clean and to view beach profiles click here.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

Win M&S Vouchers

Thanks to the new Ignis from Lanehouse Suzuki

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference