The Environment Agency conducts weekly sampling during the bathing water season, which spans from May to September. Across the UK, there are 424 designated bathing water sites, 49 of these sit within Wessex. Each one of these sites is …
2. Between May and September, millions of people head to bathing waters to swim, which is why the Environment Agency monitors the quality of the water during this period. Today we have published the annual results for 2023 season.
5. The blog is an overall summary to explain what the bathing water season is, how and why the Environment Agency takes water samples, an explanation of the pollution risk forecasting service and the new bathing water designation sites.
Field Officer Ruth talks about our work sampling bathing water.
Research Scientist Kerry talks about our use of DNA technology to understand what’s in the water.
A look into the LOVEmyBEACH project.
Lucy takes us through a day in the life of a bathing water sampler #WaterWarrior
The Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd, visited the River Wharfe in Ilkley, Yorkshire, last week.
Due to lockdown restrictions, the Environment Agency had to pause sampling at bathing waters for much of this year’s season to adhere with social distancing and to protect the safety of field, office and laboratory staff.
We don’t offer spa treatments to the general public here in the Environment Agency, but we do provide the service to some local muscles (sorry, typo, ‘Mussels’). Once a year we send our intrepid officers out to chosen beaches to …