New Surfers Against Sewage report highlights sewage pollution crisis

A new report released last week by Cornwall-based campaign group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has revealed the extent of the sewage pollution crisis in the UK’s seas and rivers.

The annual water quality report found that water companies increased the discharge of harmful amounts of sewage into our seas and rivers in the period from 1st October to 30th September, with devastating consequences for the environment.

The report details the number of sewer overflow discharge notifications using data accessed from water companies via SAS’ Safer Seas & Rivers Service. The report notes an increase in the instances of discharge notifications issued at times many would consider to be normal rainfall events.

Read the whole report here: https://www.sas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/SAS-WaterQualityReport2021-DIGITAL.pdf

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