TOURISTS are being warned in opposition to swimming at numerous seashores following heavy rainfall.
Well-liked seashores corresponding to Bournemouth, Brighton and Poole have been affected.
The warning has been issued by Surfers In opposition to Sewage, who publish an interactive map exhibiting the warnings round UK beaches.
And up to date heavy rain has brought on sewage to be discharged into the ocean at numerous seashores, leading to a well being warning as it could possibly trigger pores and skin infections.
A lot of seashores throughout the UK, together with in Cornwall, Devon and Kent, have been affected.
This consists of:
- Combe Martin
- Widemouth Sand
- Bournemouth Pier
- Herne Bay
- Robin Hood’s Bay
The warning states: “Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow on this location inside the previous 48 hours.”
Surfers Against Sewage publishes the stunning interactive map which tracks real-time sewage overflows and air pollution threat forecasts.
It screens the water high quality at over 400 places round UK rivers and coastlines.
The marine conservation charity has spent years urging politicians to introduce a authorized obligation on water corporations to cease discharging uncooked sewage into rivers and the ocean.
Final yr, Southern Water was fined a file £90 million for intentionally pumping 16 to 21 billion litres of sewage into the ocean between 2010 and 2015.
In 2020, more than 100 beaches had a sewage warning following heavy rain.
Rivers have also been affected.- in 2020, there have been 403,171 sewage discharges for rivers, a rise of 37 per cent on 2019 when there have been 292,864 incidents, the figures present.
Brits as an alternative want to go to a Blue Flag beach within the UK, which is awarded the standing for numerous causes together with no sewage discharge.
There’s at present a complete of 182 Blue Flag seashores throughout the UK – 77 of those could be present in England.
Because of this England now boasts more Blue Flag beaches than South Africa, Cyprus, or Mexico.
Listed below are a number of the cleanest – and dirtiest – beaches within the UK.