Dawlish: Sewage pollution alert issued for Coryton Cove - Surfers Against Sewage

  Posted: 21.10.21 at 11:19 by Will Goddard

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A pollution alert for Dawlish's Coryton Cove has been issued after sewage was reportedly discharged into the water.

It follows the heavy rainfall this week that prompted two weather warnings from the Met Office.

According to environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage, storm sewage has been 'discharged from a sewer overflow ... within the past 48 hours'.

The beaches at Holcombe, Teignmouth Town, and Shaldon have also been affected.

'Storm drain overflows' allow water companies to redirect water from heavy rainfall into rivers and the sea to prevent flooding on land.

However, this means that raw, untreated sewage can end up in the water.

Click here to view an interactive map on the Surfers Against Sewage website.


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