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Cornish Beaches Pass Basic Water Tests

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2:52pm 7th November 2013


Life is a beach in Cornwall.

All 82 stretches of sands from Penzance to Bude are passing basic clean water checks.

That is up five percent on last year.

South West Water is pumping twenty million pounds into problem areas like Seaton, ahead of tough new standards in 2015

Mary Liddicoat works at the beach cafe: "It does make a massive difference to the tourist industry round this area. The fact that we can now say that the area is clean and the beaches are safe, it means hopefully it will keep bringing people back to these places.

"We had people last year who came in quite concerned about the fact they weren't sure if the river or the beach were clean enough to swim in so it's absolutely fantastic that this has got the go-ahead."

There is still a warning that there is more work to be done to protect Cornwall's sparkling seas though.

That is because not all would clear the tougher rules coming in.

South West Water says it has already got plans to help at Looe and Seaton.

Spokesman Richard Gilpin is still pleased with the latest report: "This is a significant improvement on last year's results and clearly some of it can be attributed to the better weather this summer because bad weather can adversely affect bathing water quality.

"There's work to do with other organisations. Beaches do still have issues which aren't necessarily South West Water's issue. There is obviously agricultural run-off and some bathing beaches are going to take a lot of joint working to make sure they get to the necessary standard."

2:52pm 7th November 2013

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