Celebrating Bathing Water Designation

On 19 May, we gathered to celebrate achieving Bathing Water Designation for the River Cam at Sheep’s Green, together with cake and an optional swim.

As you can see in the short video below, for some swimmers, the water temperature was quite a challenge!

The Environment Agency will now be testing the water quality weekly during the bathing water season, and you can see their results here

The initial water quality is very likely to be classified as “Poor”, which should in turn result in around £5M of investment to clean up Haslingfield Sewage works upstream. By 2028, we should have cleaner water in the River Cam.

More information about Bathing Water Designation, and the benefits we expect here.