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:


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March Sewage Pollution in South West England

It’s the day after February 28th, and the previous month’s sewage pollution article is overflowing with almost continuous news of combined sewer overflow activations around the coast of Devon and Cornwall. I’ve taken the liberty of starting this article a day early, hoping rather than expecting that March will be a bit quieter.

After yet more rain overnight, here is this morning’s Surfers Against Sewage map of pollution around our coasts:

Starting with the local surfing beaches, sewage pollution has been occurring this morning at Widemouth Bay:

and the adjacent Trevone and Harlyn Bays, amongst numerous other places across Cornwall:


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