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Church Cliff beach, Lyme Regis, fails water quality test
10:50am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A TROUBLESOME Lyme Regis beach is causing further headaches after results show it failed strict water quality tests.
Interim results released by the Environment Agency show that Church Cliff beach failed the stricter ‘guideline’ test, but looked on course to pass the mandatory tests next month.
Church Cliff was the only beach in the area with worrying results, with Lyme Regis Front Beach, Burton Bradstock, West Bay West, Eype’s Mouth and Charmouth West gaining perfect scores in all tests.
At Seatown one water sample from 14 failed.
But at Church Cliff, in the mandatory tests, none of the 14 samples taken showed any traces of E-coli.
Town councillor Mark Gage said he was very concerned by water quality issues, but he believed the water quality is the best it has been in a long while.
Coun Gage said: “The council is always working and co-operating with both the Environment Agency and South West Water to improve the water quality on this beach.”
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