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Quality of Gibraltar's sea water improves

  • All waters used for swimming are analysed on a weekly basis and classified in accordance with the 2006 standards of Excellent, Good, Sufficient and Poor

Statistics have just been issued for the quality of the sea water off Gibraltar for 2016 and they show that it is constantly improving.

All waters used for swimming are analysed on a weekly basis and classified in accordance with the 2006 standards of Excellent, Good, Sufficient and Poor.

With the exception of Western Beach, where the quality of the sea water is classified as Poor due to historical problems with sewage from a rainwater outfall in neighbouring Spain, all Gibraltar's beaches now comply with legal requirements under the 'Bathing Water Directive'.

Eastern Beach, Catalan Bay, Little Bay and Camp Bay are classified as 'Excellent', while Sandy Bay is marked as 'Good'.