People ordered out of the sea due to water quality

People ordered out of the sea due to water quality

The photograph above shows where the sewerage network discharges treated sewage and overflows of untreated sewage and stormwater into rivers in England & Wales in 2023.

Hundreds of beachgoers on Barry Island were told by a tannoy announcement to ‘get out of the sea’ after concerns over water quality

Responding to the news that people were ordered out of the water at one of Wales’ best-known beaches because of concerns about the “water quality”, Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives said:

“This latest incident of water quality issues at our beaches will leave people worried about going into the sea at some of our busiest beaches this summer.

“Thanks to Labour being asleep at the wheel, a quarter of all sewage discharges in Wales and England take place in Wales.

“The Welsh Conservatives would kick the regulator into action to clean up our Welsh waterways.”

Barry Town Ps Island Car Park Barry (Dwr Cymru Welsh Water)

Permit number: AN0060701 In 2023, this sewer storm overflow spilled 38 times for a total of 48.75 hours 

Barry Town Ps (Long Sea Outfall) (Dwr Cymru Welsh Water)

Permit number: AN0021801 

In 2023, this sewer storm overflow spilled 83 times for a total of 106.00 hours .

Storm Overflow At Barry East (Docks) Pumping Station (Dwr Cymru Welsh Water)

Permit number: AN0037801 

In 2023, this sewer storm overflow spilled 210 times for a total of 305.75 hours .

Permits for water company discharges from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO)

This map was produced by The Rivers Trust with support from public and philanthropic donations.


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