We cleaned up!
We collated evidence on the effects of mixing with raw sewage, put pressure on water companies to improve sewerage infrastructure and pushed decision makers for stronger legislation to protect water users. This resulted in an epic £5 billion investment by water companies dramatically changing the lives of surfers, swimmers and holidaymakers alike.
After decades of campaigning on the improvement of water quality, we were delighted with last years’ announcement that a fantastic 98.5% of the 625 designated bathing waters around the UK are now classified as excellent, good, or sufficient. This is a huge leap forward from when we started in 1990, when just 27% of bathing waters could meet the same standards.