Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ocean Dump


Wasn't planning to head beachwards after work anyway, but was alarmed to receive my first ever text alert from Surfers Against Sewage about a sewage discharge at Godrevy this morning at 8.19.


The all clear was given at 15.48 but with the caveat of allowing 12 hours for conditions to stabilise.

Knowing that there is a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) nearby at Reskadinnick that releases it's cargo into the Red River after heavy rainfall; and, having inadvertantly paddled across said stream to get onto the beach a bit quicker when there has been raw sewage gently flowing seawards; you kinda become aware of the risks.


It may have been due to the works that were being carried out over Sunday/Monday betwixt Gwithian village and the beach; noting as Suz and me did of South West Water's presence. Either way it's not a pleasant by product.

If you want to be warned of future episodes then this link may be the heads up you're looking for http://www.sas.org.uk/campaigns/sewage-and-sickness/sewage-alert-service/ . I can now vouch that it works!!

1 comment:

  1. And if you look carefully at the photo, you can see one of our brave boys, the Lifeguards has picked up a bather in distress on his jetski!

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