An enhanced water-quality testing regime
We need an enhanced, world leading testing regime which gives a true picture of the UKs water quality, tests for emerging threats to humans such as antibiotic resistant bacteria, viruses, microplastics, and the effects pollution is having on the environment.
We need to increase the number of inland bathing and recreation sites designated as bathing waters. We want 200 designated inland bathing waters by 2030.
We need accurate real-time water quality information available all-year round for all UK inland and coastal bathing areas as well as popular water usage areas.