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Bathing water quality

Nineteen beaches in BCP Council area are currently sampled for bathing water quality during the summer months (May to September) by the Environment Agency.

We make the information available to the public by displaying it on notice boards. These notices indicate the bathing water quality (excellent, good, sufficient, or poor) at each beach in the area.

For further information, and to check the beaches in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, including the latest sampling results, please see the Environment Agency website.

Storm overflows

If you want to know more about storm overflows and environmental impact, Wessex Water have produced an FAQ page detailing how they work. It also covers how Wessex Water operates, monitors and upgrades overflows in their area.