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The Bathing Water Regulations 2008

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9.—(1) Every local authority or private controller that controls a bathing water must ensure that the following information about the bathing water is available during the bathing season in an easily accessible place in the vicinity of the bathing water—

(a)the bathing water’s current classification pursuant to regulation 11;

(b)any advice against bathing which has been introduced there, giving reasons;

(c)a general description of the bathing water, in non-technical language, based on its bathing water profile;

(d)information on the nature and expected duration of abnormal situations there; and

(e)an indication of the sources of more complete information published in accordance with paragraph (4).

(2) In relation to every bathing water, the Agency must publish on its website the following information—

(a)the information referred to in paragraph (1);

(b)before the start of every bathing season, the bathing water’s classification in accordance with regulation 11 over the last three years;

(c)the current bathing water profile;

(d)as soon as possible after the completion of the analysis under Schedule 3, the results of the monitoring carried out in accordance with regulation 8(2) since the beginning of the current bathing season; and

(e)where the bathing water is classified as “poor” under regulation 11, information as to—

(i)the causes of pollution there; and

(ii)the management measures being taken there under regulation 13.

(3) The Agency must—

(a)prepare a general description of every bathing water for use under paragraph (1)(c); and

(b)make the descriptions available to local authorities and private controllers.

(4) Public information under these Regulations must—

(a)wherever possible, be provided using a geographic information system; and

(b)be presented in a clear and coherent manner.

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