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Sewage dumped into water at 13 Sussex beaches (swimmers should avoid)

PEOPLE are being warned to avoid beaches on the Sussex coast after sewage was dumped into the sea.

Heavy rain over the past few days has been linked to sewage dumping at 13 beach locations in the past 48 hours.

Storm sewage has been discharged into waters on beaches in Sussex, Cornwall, Devon, Essex, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland and Cumbria, according to environmental campaign group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

A spokeswoman for SAS told PA other existing pollution warnings may not be associated with heavy rain and visitors to the coast are advised to check the interactive map on their website before swimming.

The Argos:

Sewage has entered water at these locations in the last 48 hours:

1. Bognor (Aldwick)

Pollution Warning: Rainwater has been drained from a sewage overflow at this location in the last 48 hours and bathing is not recommended today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

There are eight sewage spillways distributed along the length of this beach, with several more to the east and west.

2. Bognor East

Pollution Warning: Rainwater has been drained from a sewage overflow at this location in the last 48 hours and bathing is not recommended today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

The Aldingbourne Rife crosses the beach at the eastern end of the bathing waters where two sewage treatment works discharge – the Lidsey treatment works is 5 km upstream of the bathing waters and the Tangmere treatment works 9 km upstream.

In addition, there are three surface water runoffs in the area (Norfolk Street, York Road and Albert Road) which can affect water quality, particularly after heavy rainfall.

There is also a sewage spillway that drains into one of these surface water drains and two other sewage spillways that drain into the Aldingbourne Rife.

3. Felpham

Pollution Risk Warning: Bathing is discouraged today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

The beach is bordered by a footpath and the river Aldingbourne Rife flows through the west end of the bathing waters.

There is a sewage overflow that flows through a long lake outflow and another that flows into the river.

4. Littlehampton Coast Guard

Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewage overflow at this site within the last 48 hours.

The beach is lined with a promenade and borders the Arun River on the west side. One sewage overflow drains into the mouth of the Arun River, while two more drain 500m upstream of the Arun.

There is a final sewage spillway about 2km east of the beach.

5. Worthing

Pollution Risk Warning: Bathing is discouraged today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

There are four sewage spillways near the beach and another three within a kilometer west of the bathing water.

6. Lancing, beach green

Pollution Warning: Rainwater has been drained from a sewage overflow at this location in the last 48 hours and bathing is not recommended today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

There are no sewage spillways that discharge directly into the bathing waters, but there is one 200m east below the high tide line and several others that discharge into the Teville Stream and the East Worthing Sea-Outfall two kilometers offshore.

7. Shoreham Beach

Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewage overflow at this site within the last 48 hours.

Shoreham Beach is a crevice of gravel deposited by longshore drift over time. This blocks the southern flow of the Adur River, which turns east here and later empties into the sea.

The Adur River leaves the harbor at the eastern end of the bathing waters, separated by a concrete breakwater.

The pebble beach is mainly in the shape of a groyne, gently sloping and offers a wide bathing area. Sands are exposed at low tide.

8. Southwick

Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewage overflow at this site within the last 48 hours.

The Adur River leaves the harbor at the western end of the bathing waters, separated by a concrete breakwater.

Warnings for this beach will be triggered by all releases in the Shoreham to Newhaven area.

9. Saltdean

Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewage overflow at this site within the last 48 hours.

Warnings for this beach will be triggered by all releases in the Shoreham to Newhaven area.

10. Seeford

Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewage overflow at this site within the last 48 hours.

Two sewage overflows in the River Ouse, heavy rainfall could affect the beach’s bathing water.

11. Eastbourne

Pollution Risk Warning: Bathing is discouraged today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

The Granville Road sewer overflow is 30 m south of the bathing water.

12. Pevensey Bay

Pollution Risk Warning: Bathing is discouraged today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

The Salt Haven River empties into the sea through three drains just east of the bathing waters.

There are four sewage spillways in the river’s catchment area, which drain when heavy rains overwhelm the sewage system and cause diluted sewage to overflow.

13. Bexhill

Pollution Risk Warning: Bathing is discouraged today due to the likelihood of reduced water quality.

There are 15 sewage spillways in the Bexhill area, five emptying into the Egerton Park Stream 140m west of the bathing area, a number emptying directly onto the beach whilst several a further 2km either side of the bathing waterway emptying onto the beach.

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