Hastings and St Leonards coastline waters marked as swimmable as seawater quality improves vastly

Published on by Sofi Germanos (editor), Rachel Mckenzie (author)

Location(s): Hastings

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The Environment Agency have released its official yearly bathing water reading and St Leonards seafront has been recorded as excellent.

The seaside coastlines of Hastings welcomes over 3million visitors per year to ensure these waters are safe for its large number of visitors the environment agency monitors the quality of these sea waters from May to late September.

St Leonards and Hastings Water quality has improved vastly in the past three years compared to 2014 where Hastings sea water quality failed to even meet sufficient. The council have stated that the poor quality of bathing water was due to the build of a new housing development programme near Alexandria Park. Kevin Boorman Head of Communications explains the issues concerning the Hastings sea water quality. ‘The bad water quality was primarily identified as a stream that runs through Hastings and most of Alexandria Park that was discharging onto the beach.’

Hastings Council are working with Beach initiative clean seas please to make locals aware that they aware of what they should not be flushing down the toilet. Hastings Borough Council are pleased with the turn around and as they welcome over 3 million visitors per year ¾ of that visiting the seafront.

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