MORE sewage was discharged into the sea, including in Hove.
Southern Water said extreme rains like those experienced last night can overwhelm the combined sewage and drainage system.
It said spills at Seaford, Saltdean and Littlehampton “were the result of heavy rainfall, with more than 50mm of rain falling in one hour”.
It has now been revealed that there have been three other spills in Hove, Shoreham and Southwick that could affect water quality.
A spokeswoman for Southern Water said: “Extreme rain can overwhelm the combined sewage and drainage system in place in many parts of our region.
“To protect homes, schools and businesses from flooding, in the early hours of April 5,
“These discharges are usually heavily diluted by rainwater.”
She said Southern Water is “committed to significantly reducing storm overflows and is conducting innovative pilot projects to reduce the amount of rainfall entering our combined sewers by 2030.”
It is expected to continue raining this week through Thursday.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20908159.sewage-dumped-sea-hove-shoreham-southwick/?ref=rss Sewage discharged to sea in Hove, Shoreham and Southwick