Clean Waters at Sweden's Beaches

Swimmers are enjoying cleaner waters at Sweden's beaches, as this summer looks to beat quality records.

According to a new compilation by the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, over 95 percent of the nation's more popular beaches show have suitably clean water. This is up 1.5 percent from last year.

This summer's especially sunny weather could be a reason for the improvement, reports newspaper Dagens Nyheter. When it rains, there's a risk at sewage treatment plants that some of the waste water passes through untreated, leading to poorer water quality.