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Only one Manx beach recommended for bathing

Thu, 26 May 2011

The water quality of the Island's beaches is shown in a poor light again in the latest Good Beach Guide.

It's produced every year by the Marine Conservation Society.

The water at 19 beaches was tested.

Only Derby Haven passed at a level the MCS would recommend for bathing.

Five beaches failed the minimum legal water standard - two more than last year.

Those that didn't pass were Gansey, Laxey, Peel, Jurby and Port Grenaugh.

All the others got basic passes.

The Marine Conservation Society says the IRIS scheme is still not delivering the improvements they'd expect from a facility costing £170 million.

The MCS is hoping to see improvement in future now the regional sewage treatment works have been given the go ahead.



Derby Haven - MCS recommended

Gansey - Fail

Laxey - Fail

Peel - Fail

Port Grenaugh - Fail

Port Erin - Basic Pass

Kirk Michael - Basic Pass

Castletown - Basic Pass

Douglas Broadway - Basic Pass

Douglas Central - Basic Pass

Douglas Summerhill - Basic Pass

Fenella Beach - Basic Pass

Garwick - Basic Pass

Glen Wyllin - Basic Pass

Port Soderick - Basic Pass

Port St Mary - Basic Pass

Ramsey - Basic Pass




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