Bathing water quality progress continues for Europe

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The European Environment Agency has released its bathing water quality assessment for 2016, reporting continued progress across Europe but with further need for improvement in some areas.

The top-line figures show that standards for reported coastal and inland bathing waters continue to improve. More than 96% of sites out of a total of more than 21,000 met minimum standards in 2016, with more than 85% meeting the ‘excellent’ standard of the EU Bathing Water Directive.

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