England’s bathing water quality in 3 charts

The number of bathing waters in England reaching the required water quality standard rose this year, with the majority being classified as ‘excellent’, according to Environment Agency figures.

The 2019 statistics, published today, are calculated annually, based on a maximum of 20 samples taken from each of England’s designated bathing waters during the bathing season, and are assessed alongside samples from the previous four years.

Data showing the health of the UK’s rivers, lakes and groundwater, also due to be published now, will not be made public by the government until spring 2020, ENDS revealed last week.

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