Bathing water quality

Bathing water quality for designated sites in Westmorland and Furness.

The Environment Agency is the statutory body responsible for monitoring bathing waters and local authorities must display information.

For every designated bathing water in England, the Environment Agency monitors Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci in the water, throughout the bathing season (15 May to 30 September).

Values can vary; depending on the weather, pollution from agricultural and urban sources, storm water overflows, amongst other factors.

The readings taken over the last four bathing seasons then determine the annual classification for that water.

During the summer bathing season Environment Agency Officers take weekly samples within Westmorland and Furness:

For further information on our local designated bathing waters or those within the wider United Kingdom, please visit: