Bathing Waters consultation

Consultation opened on 08 February 2022. Closing date 08 April 2022.


The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) are currently seeking views on a review of Bathing Waters in Northern Ireland.


Consultation description

Northern Ireland has 26 identified bathing waters which must meet stringent water quality standards set under The Quality of Bathing Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008. Officials are currently preparing for a full review of Bathing Waters in 2022/23 including this public consultation which will not only look at the identification of new Bathing Waters but will also consider extending the length of the bathing season. You can read more about Bathing Waters here.

Responses are invited to any aspect of the consultation by 8 April 2022.

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