Water quality maintained in spite of heavy summer rainfall

PUBLISHED: 11:29 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:40 15 June 2010

DESPITE being the wettest region in England and Wales, 93 per cent of the South West's bathing waters met EU standards this year.

DESPITE being the wettest region in England and Wales, 93 per cent of the South West's bathing waters met EU standards this year. During the summer large parts of the region had 150 per cent more rainfall than normal, which caused a real challenge in protecting bathing water quality.South West Water operations director Stephen Bird said: "Without the support of our customers we couldn't have invested in the Clean Sweep infrastructure that has helped us cope so well with this summer's wet weather.


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