Bathing water status means pollution has to be regularly monitored, increasing pressure on water companies to improve water quality.
A group of Wild swimmers from the River Stour said they were applying for bathing water status for their river to stop it being used as a dumping ground for sewage after members fell sick after swimming. See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-64595307
Could parts of the Teifi be given Bathing Water Status to help stop pollution?
I did this in order to ask the question about how we go about recording bathers over the swimming season if the waters are too foul and a health risk to get into! Knowing what we know about our river, how can we ask any of our community to regularly get into those waters and risk their health in order for it to be logged as a bathing site? Anywho – I’ve asked them who it is we might speak to at the regulating bodies about this. Figured it’s a place to start!