South West Water Spills More Sewage

Here’s what South West Water’s WaterFit Live map looked like on the morning of April 20th:

The combined sewer overflow activation at Portreath finished in the early hours of the morning:

That was followed by a sewage “spill” at Fowey on April 22nd:

Since then we’ve had a few dry days. However, after an all too brief interlude there’s been a bit of rain over the last two days. It therefore comes as no surprise to impart the news that all of a sudden there are several orange pushpins on this afternoon’s WaterFit Live map. revealing plenty of sewage pollution along the south coasts of Devon and Cornwall once again:

There is currently an ongoing “spill” at Salcombe, plus multi-hour CSO activations at Fowey, Perranuthnoe, Penzance and Porthcurno:

[Update – April 27th]

Today’s WaterFit Live map reveals plenty more sewage pollution incidents along the south coast:

Amongst the usual suspects there are ongoing CSO activations at Plymouth, Torbay and Sidmouth:

[Update – April 28th]

Today’s WaterFit Live map shows a much better picture, due to the 12 hour persistence of CSO activations on the overview map:

However there are two big black flies in the seaside ointment. The Environment agency has issued “Advice against bathing” alerts due to sewage pollution at both Meadfoot and Beer beaches on the south coast of Devon. According to South West Water the pollution at Meadfoot is still ongoing:

To be continued…

Jim Hunt

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