Sunderland sea water quality improving

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SUNDERLAND’S seawater quality has hit higher standards, according to new results.

The Environment Agency has announced the bathing waters off Seaburn and Roker have met the higher guideline standard.

Seaham Hall and Seaham Beach were found to meet the minimum standard after the weekly tests during the last year.

The agency says it shows beaches are continuing to improve.

Last year, two of the region’s beaches failed to meet the mandatory water quality level and only 11 met the higher standard, with the dip attributed to heavy rainfall.

Trevor Hardy, the agency’s regional environmental planning manager, said: “We have some fabulous beaches here and these results will give residents and visitors real confidence that water quality is good and getting better.”