Water CleanlinessIt’s been well-documented that beaches in North Wales are amongst some of the cleanest in the country but now you have the opportunity to learn even more about the water you’re thinking of swimming in this summer.

Created by Natural Resources Wales, the mobile app will provide accurate information on the cleanliness of water before they jump on in, meaning that the thousands of people expected to make the journey here over the sunny season will be fully in the know.

Of the 102 bathing waters throughout the region, 34 beaches have been given the illustrious Blue Flag status which means that they are to the highest standards of quality. The figures are highly accurate as only the most strenuous in analysis goes into each area by testing them rigorously against strict criteria.

All of this data and information has gone into the Bathing Water Quality App, currently available on the Google Play Store for Android devices. After downloading and using the app ourselves, NorthWales.com can confirm that it could be a very handy resource come the summer months.

Andy Schofield of Natural Resources Wales said: “With the summer holidays looming, families will already be planning trips to visit many of the beaches we have in Wales.

“We want people to be able to enjoy the Welsh seaside, safe in the knowledge that the waters they are swimming in are clean, and this app will make it easier for people to do just that.

“We are lucky to have some of the best bathing waters in the UK, which draw in tourists and boosts our economy.  Thanks to a lot of hard work over the years, and huge investment from water companies, our beaches are now cleaner than they’ve been in over 20 years.”

The app has already been downloaded many times and you’d expect that Natural Resources Wales would like it to become as essential as sun cream for a day on the beach soon!

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