RAW SEWAGE BEING DISCHARGED AT SWANAGE BEACH RIGHT NOW
Posting this partly to raise awareness of this threat to Swanage‘s greatest asset (the beach), but also as a health warning to beach users.
Raw sewage is being discharged at Swanage beach currently (0930hrs 12/12/11)
There is an incredible stench along the seafront near the banjo pier, making standing on the prom unpleasant at best, and frequently impossible. Standing at the end of the banjo peir had me wretching.
There is also a swimmer in the sea, and surfers preparing to go in. I have chosen not to risk going in the sea today.
Given that there have been no adverse weather condition (flash flooding), discharging sewage at this location is entirely unacceptable.
The public have a right to access this water, use the beach, and walk along the seafront, and this event has taken that right away. Meanwhile Wessex Water are still billing us for sewage treatment.
If you experience sewage at Swanage if should be reported to the Environment Agency who will investigate it. Here is a handy link showing you what to do....
Swanage's great asset should not be turned into a soup of health threatening shit.
Posted by Charlie The Bikemonger to swanageview at 12/12/11 11:04 AM