Chichester District beaches are among the best in Europe
The water quality at all three EU designated beaches in the district can be considered among the best in England and Europe after the water is classified as 'excellent' once again.
All three beaches in the district - West Wittering, Bracklesham Bay and East Beach in Selsey - have received a Solent Water Quality Award again this year, due to the quality of the water in 2011.
Councillor John Connor Cabinet Member for Environment at Chichester District Council, says: "We have been working hard with the Environment Agency and Southern Water to make sure our beaches are safe, as well as fun.
"During the bathing season (May to September) all EU designated beaches are sampled on a weekly basis to check the quality of the water.
"We are proud that our water quality is once again ranked as excellent. With many people choosing to stay at home for their annual holiday, the fact that our beaches have great water quality can only be a good thing for tourism in the district."
The results of this sampling programme can be found on Chichester District Council's website. The results are also displayed on posters at seven locations around the district:
For more information on the water sampling, please contact the Environmental Health Team.
Date: 04 May 2012