The winner of the annual 10 Board Challenge surf competition Allanah Brown talks to Surfers Against Sewage about her disappointment and disgust that the competition was postponed due to a significant raw sewage discharge at Godrevey on Saturday the 28th of June 2014.
The RNLI, National Trust and competitors were warned in real time by our Sewage Alert Service. The first and only national service to inform you, in real time, when untreated human sewage and wastewater is being discharged at your favourite beach, the Sewage Alert Service allowed the event organisers to postpone the event as soon as the sewage pollution hit on Saturday.
Untreated sewage and wastewater frequently discharges from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) right around the UK, sometimes significantly reducing water quality. When this reaches dangerous levels, SAS is notified by participating water companies and issues a real-time sewage alert so surfers and other beach users can avoid this potentially harmful pollution incident. SAS’s free Sewage Alert Service, available as an App, SMS service or web-based map, issues these warnings for 260 popular UK beaches.