VISITORS descending on Brean and Berrow’s beaches can rest assured they will be going for a dip in quality water.

The Bathing Water Quality Group were thrilled after Brean beach was classed as excellent and Berrow classed as good under new tougher water standards.

The group was delighted that water quality has improved at the beaches but were disappointed to discover the bathing water quality at Burnham Jetty North Beach has again been classified as ‘poor.’

A spokesman for the Bathing Water Quality Group said: “We are so pleased that we are very nearly there with the classification at Burnham Beach.

“A huge amount of work has been done over the season and the results are paying off.

“Everyone has a part to play in protecting and improving our local bathing waters.

“If we continue to work together to reduce pollution, we can improve water quality and ensure our bathing waters and coastal communities continue to thrive.”

Wessex Water has been hard at work to enhance the sewerage system in and around Bridgwater, Cannington, Combwich and Highbridge .

Analysis over the past five years has been done to investigate a range of pollution sources including household plumbing being wrongly connected to surface water systems, runoff from agricultural land and septic tanks.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said Catchment Sensitive Farming has been working with farmers to reduce bacteria from agricultural areas and has helped secure about £9 million in grants.