Sewage alert at Widemouth

The Surfers Against Sewage site currently has an alert for Widemouth.

Widemouth Sand
Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours.
A large sandy beach with rocky reef outcrops great for rock pooling, Widemouth Bay is a popular beach backed by low cliffs and interesting rock formations. A sewer overflow discharges 270m upstream that flows to the sea across Widemouth Bay. Bathing water quality can also be affected by other discharges from the surrounding urban area.

Summerleze may also have problems as:

Sewer systems in this location are under maintenance and the water company has temporarily disabled real-time alerts.

Many other Cornish beaches have similar alerts. In Devon, Westward Ho! has similar:

Westward Ho!
Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours.
Westward Ho! is a long, sandy resort beach with a pebble ridge. At the northern end of the beach are the mouths of the rivers Taw and Torridge and the beach is backed by Northam Burrows Country Park. A sewer overflow discharges to the sea at Nose Rock at the southern end of the beach while the Tawe/Torridge estuary also receives overflows from the surrounding urban area which may affect water quality especially after heavy rainfall.

Previous issue at Bude Sea Pool

 

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