Ocean Activists Challenge Water Companies

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Environmental campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) publishes new Water Quality Report exposing ongoing sewage pollution issues in our ocean and rivers. In 2019, SAS has tracked and reported on 1,784 sewage pollution events along the English coastline.

Despite recent fines, Southern Water was responsible for the highest number of sewage discharges in 2019, with 571 pollution events recorded. o In 2019, the charity estimates that up to 10% of days in the UK’s summer bathing season were ‘lost’ due to the impact of sewage pollution, based on the precautionary health advice. o Up to 80% of sewage pollution events take place outside of the official bathing season when many people still actively use the water, particularly those that require winter conditions, such as surfers…read more

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