Check your local water quality now!

Ensure your trip to the beach is not currently at risk from any water quality issues.
The Safer Seas Service will point you towards beaches with no recent pollution incidents.

Alerts key

  • No water quality alerts in placeNo water quality alerts in place
  • Recent pollution warningPollution risk warning in place
  • Water quality data not available out of season Water quality data not available out of season
  • Sewer systems in this location are under maintenance and the water company has temporarily disabled real-time alerts Sewer systems in this location are under maintenance and the water company has temporarily disabled real-time alerts

This interactive map is our online version of the Safer Seas and Rivers Service, tracking real-time CSOs (combined sewage overflows) and PRFs (pollution risk forecasts). The app monitors the water quality at over 400 locations around UK rivers and coastlines.

Wouldn’t it be great to have all of this information, plus beach descriptions, live surf and tide conditions, annual water quality classifications, and real-time notifications for your favourite beaches – all at your fingertips?

Great news! – we have redeveloped the Safer Seas and Rivers Service app which offers all of these features and more. Learn more about our pioneering, free service here.