Bathing waters ‘excellent’ at Colwick Country Park

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A bathing spot in Colwick has been rated ‘excellent’ ahead of the 2018 summer season.

West Lake in Colwick Country Park has been given the thumbs-up by the Environment Agency ahead of the bathing water season – which begins this week.

Water samples taken over the last few weeks show the water quality at the venue to be excellent.

The Environment Agency tests water quality at every official bathing water site to ensure it is maintained and improved.

Last year, water quality remained high with 98.3% of bathing waters in England meeting the tough standards. 92% of these locations achieved the top rating of Excellent or Good.

Bathers can check out the water quality at their nearest bathing water spot by visiting the Environment Agency’s online map at the Bathing Water Data Explorer website.

During the bathing water season environment officers will take up to 20 samples at each location, from now until the end of September. The samples are then tested in Environment Agency labs for cleanliness and rated.

Helen Wakeham, deputy director of water quality at the Environment Agency, said: “Water quality tests are published online, me and my family will certainly be searching the online map before heading off to enjoy time at the beach this summer.”

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