Bathing Water Directive 2006/7/EC—snapshot
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Bathing Water Directive 2006/7/EC—snapshot

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Bathing Water Directive 2006/7/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • EU Exit Regulations
  • Status of EU directives following Brexit
  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Key definitions
  • Key requirements
  • Monitoring
  • Bathing water quality assessment
  • More...

TitleDirective 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC

Latest consolidated version—1 January 2014
Entry into force24 March 2006
Transposition deadline24 March 2008
AmendmentsSee EUR-Lex document information—amended by.
Implementing legislation in England and WalesThe Bathing Water Regulations 2008, SI 2008/1097 implemented the Bathing Waters Directive in full and entered into force at different times (see SI 2008/1097, reg 1)

The Bathing Water Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1675 revoked and replaced the The Bathing Water Regulations 2008, SI 2008/1097 with effect from 31 July 2013 and 24 March 2015 (see SI 2013/1675, reg 1). The Bathing Water Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1675 refers and links incorrectly to Directive 2006/60 as Water Framework Directive, not to 2000/60, as it should.
Please note that the Bathing Water Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1675 were amended in 2016 by:
  1. the Bathing Water (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/314 (W. 103). Entry into force—30 March 2016

  2. the Bathing Water (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/600. Entry into force—20 June 2016

SubjectBathing waters, water quality

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to

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