We're committed to improving the region's bathing waters

We might not have the climate of the French Riviera, but here in the North West we can boast some of the best bathing beaches in the UK.

We’re also investing £140 million on some major improvement work at Blackburn, Nabs Head and Darwen wastewater treatment sites.

The work will ensure that the wastewater is treated to a higher standard – before it's safely returned back to the environment, improving the water quality of the River Darwen. This will also help to improve bathing waters on the Fylde Coast and the Ribble Estuary Shellfish Waters.

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