September Sewage Pollution in South West England

Following sewage pollution incidents all around the coast of South West England on August 31st we’ve since enjoyed/endured 6 days of an official heatwave. However that hasn’t prevented a heavy shower this morning causing the activation of several combined sewer overflows in Plymouth. Here is the Met Office’s rain radar map at 6 AM this morning:

Here is South West Water’s WaterFit Live map of Plymouth a few hours later:

[Update – September 10th]

A band of heavy rain crossed South West England last night:

Consequently it comes as no surprise to report this morning that the Surfers Against Sewage pollution alert map currently shows numerous sewage pollution incidents around the coast of Devon and Cornwall:

The longest lasting so far has been at Meadfoot Beach near Torquay, which was active for more than 4 hours:

[Update – September 10th 15:00]

Later in the day there were further sewage pollution incidents on the coast of North Devon, at Westward Ho! and Woolacombe:

To be continued…

Jim Hunt

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