The Safer Seas Service sent 244,124 free real-time water quality warnings during the 2016 bathing season
TheSafer Seas Service provides free real-time water quality information at 330 beaches in England and Wales.
69.5% of UK bathing waters met the ‘excellent’ standard of the Bathing Water Directive in 2016.
Hepatitis A, a sewage related pathogen, can survive for more than 230 days in artificial sea water.
By the year 2050, globally, 10 million people could die annually because of antibiotic resistant bacteria – found to be present in our coastal waters.
Over 80% of male fish found in rivers in Washington DC are showing signs of undesirable sex change due to chemical cocktails they now swim in – especially from antifungal creams.
UK water companies spend over £88million to clear sewer blockages every year.
80% of sewer blockages are caused by misuse of toilets as a wet bin.