Bathing and inland waters
Beaches along the 560km coastline we serve are of exceptional quality and among the best in Europe. River swimming is also increasing in popularity across the country.
To help protect water quality and ensure high standards are maintained, wastewater and stormwater discharges from our sewerage network and water recycling centres (sewage treatment works) are managed carefully by us.
However, there are a wide range of factors that affect the cleanliness of beaches, bathing waters and rivers, including agricultural and urban run-off.
You can use the map to check bathing waters and other popular swimming locations for recent storm overflows that might affect the bathing water.