Exmouth beach has ‘excellent’ water quality

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:00 14 November 2017

Exmouth beach Ref exe 22-16AW 9016. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth beach Ref exe 22-16AW 9016. Picture: Alex Walton

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Exmouth and Sandy Bay beaches have been given an excellent water quality rating in this year’s classifications.

The water quality classifications have for beaches in East Devon have been announced.

Exmouth and Sandy Bay beaches have been given an excellent rating as well as Budleigh Salterton.

Ladram Bay has also been given a good rating.

According to the Environment Agency, all beaches in the county have passed the minimum standard this year.

Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency said: “Maintaining such high water quality standards is a huge success and a credit to all those individuals and organisations working hard to keep our bathing waters clean.

“Water quality has improved significantly over the last two decades - but to protect and enhance water quality even further we will need everyone to take the small actions that will help.”

Visitors to beaches and local communities are urged to clear up and not leave mess on the beach.

Mr Bevan continued: “Every business and household can ensure they don’t contribute to pollution on beaches by not pouring fats down drains and not flushing wet wipes.”

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