All bathing waters in Lincolnshire rated excellent for water quality.

Bathing waters in Lincolnshire have been given a record thumbs up for water quality with all of them rated as ‘Excellent’ for the first time since 2013 in this year’s results issued by the Environment Agency today.

The results saw all of the county’s bathing hotspots rated as ‘Excellent’ for water quality, including Cleethorpes, which has been upgraded from ‘Good’ this year. Across the Anglian Water region this year, 84 per cent of the bathing waters achieved a ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ classification.

“We’re delighted with the bathing water results for Lincolnshire this year,” said Dr Lucinda Gilfoyle, who leads Anglian Water’s coastal strategy.

“Ultimately we want every single one of the bathing waters across the East of England to be ‘Excellent’ and to make sure our much-loved bathing waters and beaches remain open and a main attraction for decades to come. That’s why we were the first water company to employ a Coastal Protection Team who work locally to find the sources of pollution that are having a negative impact on the bathing water.

“Everyone has their part to play when it comes to protecting our bathing waters – from cleaning up dog poo, not littering and ensuring domestic plumbing jobs are carried out properly.

“To do our bit, we’ve launched initiatives like BeachCare – our volunteering programme to keep beaches clear of litter, have been investing in our coastal equipment and state-of-the-art monitoring systems for decades, to the tune of more than £300million, and the East of England’s bathing water are now cleaner than they’ve ever been as a result.”


For more information contact:

Regan Harris, Anglian Water Press Office on 0871 677 0123.

Notes to editors:

Bathing Water Bathing Water Results 2019
2017 2018
Cleethorpes Central Good Excellent
Humberston Fitties Excellent Excellent
Mablethorpe Central Town Excellent Excellent
Sutton on Sea Excellent Excellent
Moggs Eye Excellent Excellent
Anderby Creek Excellent Excellent
Chapel St. Leonards Excellent Excellent
Ingoldmells South Excellent Excellent
Skegness Excellent Excellent


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