Update from Southern Water on Seaford sanitation

A water company has provided an update after it released sewage on 13 beaches after heavy rains.

There was outrage after video surfaced on social media yesterday afternoon showing a large volume of brown sewage pouring out of a drainpipe near Splash Point in Seaford.

The sewage dump could be seen in the water as it was carried eastward along the coast towards the cliffs of Seaford Head by currents.

Southern Water said dry ground is causing more than usual surface runoff due to the recent hot weather, leading to flooding.

The Argus: The sewage came out of a drain pipe on this groyne in SeafordThe sewage came out of a drain pipe on this groyne in Seaford

A spokeswoman said: “Yesterday’s thunderstorms brought heavy rain that fell on parched ground and failed to accommodate surface runoff, meaning more rain than usual overwhelmed our network.

“This resulted in some spillways – used to protect homes, schools, shops and hospitals from flooding – dumping excess water into the sea in parts of West Sussex, including Seaford.

“These runoffs are highly diluted and typically consist of 95 percent rainwater.

“We are committed to significantly reducing storm overflows and are implementing innovative pilot projects across the region to reduce the amount of rain entering our combined sewers by 2030.”

The video, directed by Seaford resident Martyn Craddock, has amassed more than 1 million views and 10,000 shares, sparking outrage online.

Surfers Against Sewage, an anti-pollution charity, described the South Coast sewage release as a “terrifying sight.”

The Argus: Sewage flowing towards Seaford Head, picturedSewage flowed towards Seaford Head, pictured

The charity added that after a rainy day, sewage “splashes into our water bodies”.

A Facebook user responded to the video and said she was tired of swimming in raw sewage.

While a man posted online to say he’s feeling “physically ill” after a recent swim at Seaford beach.

Nearly 50 beaches in England and Wales were released from sewage after Monday’s rains.

In Sussex, the beaches affected by the spills are Bognor, Bognor East, Felpham, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham, Southwick, Saltdean, Seaford, Eastbourne, Pevensey Bay and Bexhill.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20668305.southern-water-update-sewage-release-seaford/?ref=rss Update from Southern Water on Seaford sanitation

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