Archive for March, 2011


You can now check up on the quality of the bathing water at your favourite local beach by clicking on this link to the Environment Agency’s website –

This is a real improvement in the availability of important environmental information but remember the site only displays historical data and cannot show topical values for sewage-related bacteria.   For obvious reasons, the site does not include any details about local sewage works ‘by-passes’, whereby after heavy rainfall, untreated but coarsely filtered sewage is allowed into the environment e.g. into the Avon at Aveton Gifford, up to 10 times per year!