Coastal beaches pass tough water tests

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Water quality on bathing beaches in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea has once again met and exceeded strict bacteriological water quality standards. Environment Agency experts have found all the two local beaches have passed bacteriological water quality standards set by Europe.

For Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, this means the two beaches have high enough water quality to remain eligible for the prestigious Blue Flag award. Huttoft and Anderby also recorded excellent water quality.

Adrian Lack, sampling and collection team leader at the Environment Agency, said: “We are delighted our bathing waters continue to meet the highest criteria for water quality. It’s good news for those living or holidaying on our coast as well as for wildlife and marine life.

“Following this year’s sampling it is with great satisfaction that our beaches are classified as ‘Excellent’ under the more stringent requirements of the new directive.”

Each year tests are carried out for E Coli and intestinal Enterococci to check the beaches have no bacteria. For more info about water sampling, visit: www.environment-agency.gov.uk.