Cleaner waters needed to protect outdoor swimmers, parliamentary inquiry is told

Swim England has submitted evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into the water quality of the country’s rivers.

In its evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee, Swim England raised the importance of clean water to safeguard the health of the many people who enjoy swimming outdoors.

Currently, the health of outdoor swimmers is being threatened by the levels of pollution in our rivers and waterways.

Figures from the Environment Agency report that none of the country’s rivers were in good overall health and only 14 per cent met good ecological status.

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