The Welsh Government has published its annual bathing water statistics, with every designated bathing area in Wales achieving the EU’s water quality standards.
All 104 designated bathing waters in Wales met the European classifications for bathing water quality this year, with none being classified as ‘poor’.
78 bathing waters achieved the highest classification of ‘excellent’, 21 were classified as ‘good’ and five as ‘sufficient’. Six bathing water classifications have gone up and six have gone down, following the 2018 season.
Bathing waters are sampled regularly during the official bathing season, between 15 May to 30 September, and classified as either excellent, good, sufficient or poor. The classifications go on display at the start of the following year’s bathing season.
Cemaes, in Anglesey, has now achieved sufficient bathing water quality, following two years of poor classification.
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