Agency launches sea water study in Burnham
The quality of bathing water in Burnham-On-Sea has been tested
by the Environment Agency this week as its launched a new study
into the effects of water running into the sea from the River
samples have been taken on three high tides from south of the
town's jetty and from near Burnham Pier, as pictured here.
Agency spokesman Mike Dunning told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two
agency officers have been undertaking the sampling in Burnham
and are investigating
whether the River Brue has any impact on bathing water quality
town normally meets mandatory quality bathing standards, but occasionally
the quality dips and does not quite meet higher standards."
added: "We're studying whether there are any pollutants in
the Brue which are impacting water bathing quality."
results of the study will be announced by the Environment Agency
later in the year.
won a sought-after Quality Coast Award for the quality of its
beaches earlier this year
and sea water quality is also frequently praised in independent