Testing starts on bathing waters

THE Environment Agency has started its annual programme of bathing water testing off the coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

THE Environment Agency has started its annual programme of bathing water testing off the coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Each year between May 1 and the end of September, 20 samples are taken from each of the region's 191 European Commission (EC) designated bathing waters and checked for water quality.