We're investing more than £250 million to help improve 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.
Over 30 of our beaches are designated for swimming and paddling, and in 2016 Blackpool South achieved its first blue flag status. But there's still more to do.
New, stricter regulation standards for bathing water quality mean that we need to work harder than ever to ensure our beaches and waters are up to scratch.
That's why, here in Lancashire, we are carrying out work right along the coast to improve our pumping stations, storm outlets and sewer network.
We’re improving storm outlets; increasing storage tanks; we're refurbishing our pipes to help provide even cleaner water for over 50,000 homes and businesses in Blackpool and Lytham; new pipelines and pumping stations are being built; and our work within Blackpool South and to the north of Blackpool at Anchorsholme Park will improve and increase our sewer network.
All of these investments in our region's infrastructure will make a huge long-term difference to the Fylde coast now, and help to ensure that we enjoy it well into the future.