Friday, 20 November 2009

Environment agency praised for getting Amroth beach back in the swim

Detective work carried out by the Environment Agency which could result in Amroth winning back its blue flag has been praised by local AM Angela Burns.

Amroth failed to win the award for the past two years after excess rain water led to run off from nearby fields and a decrease in water quality.

The Environment Agency used new technology to track down the root of the problem and now says that the water quality – one of the main criteria for the Blue Flag award – now meets European standards.

“Losing the Blue Flag was a real blow to Amroth so this is excellent news and the Environment Agency should be praised for all its work in getting to the source of the problem,” said Mrs Burns.

Amroth is one of my favourite beaches and it’s great news that the tourist operators in the area should hopefully be able to promote it as a Blue Flag beach again soon.

“The Flags aren’t awarded until the spring but I understand that the quality of bathing water is a vital criteria so Amroth now stands a much better chance of winning back its flag.”

Photograph: Angela Burns and her husband Stuart are pictured playing with their daughters on Amroth beach.


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