We're investing in our water and wastewater network across the Fylde coast, refurbishing water pipes to help provide even cleaner water for over 50,000 homes and businesses in Blackpool and Lytham and building bigger sewers to help improve the bathing water quality around the Fylde coast.
Millions of people enjoy beaches in the North West - taking a dip in the sea, wandering along the beach and if we're lucky basking in the sunshine. Our beaches are important and are now cleaner than ever with 100% achieving minimum standards in 2014, but with over 30 beaches designated for swimming and paddling across the North West coast, there's still lots more work to do to ensure they meet new stricter regulation standards for bathing water quality.
We all know the North West can experience its fair share of downpours, but during heavy rain the sewer system can sometimes struggle to cope. The sewer network has relief points (acting in a similar way to the overflow on your bath or sink). To prevent the sewers backing up, and potentially causing flooding to homes or businesses, the stormwater (a mixture of sewage and rainwater) is discharged out to sea.
We're carrying out work at Anchorsholme Park and at several locations within Blackpool South to improve and increase our sewer network and help to keep the Fylde coast clean.
To find out more about our committment to helping achieve the new standards take a look at our bathing water pages. You can also find out more about our involvement in the LOVEmyBEACH campaign, a partnership of organisations working together to help improve bathing water quality, and find out how you can help too.
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