Yorkshire swimming spot to get bathing water status in UK first

Yorkshire swimming spot to get bathing water status in UK first

Campaigners in Ilkley hope River Wharfe designation will ‘trigger a clean-up’ of local sewage system

A stretch of river in Yorkshire will become the first in the UK to be given bathing water status in a major success for campaigners trying to stop releases of untreated sewage into inland waters.

Part of the River Wharfe in Ilkley, which is a popular swimming and paddling spot, is to be added to the list of bathing waters next year, after months of campaigning.

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