Storm sewage warning issued at Falmouth beaches following heavy rainfall

  Posted: 20.10.21 at 10:44 by Joseph Macey

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Sewage warnings have been issued in and around Falmouth following heavy rainfall.

Yesterday, we brought the news that the Met Office had put in place a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Pollution warnings have been issued at Gyllyngvase and Swanpool Beach.

At Gylly, the Surfers Against Sewage alert reads:

"Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours.

"Although no sewer overflows discharge directly onto Gyllyngvase, bathing water may be affected by a nearby overflow some 400m to the southwest of the beach. Other discharges into the Fal River may also have an impact here, along with diffuse pollution."

The Surfers Against Sewage pollution map.

At Swanpool, they said:

"Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours.

"There is an emergency sewer overflow from the Queen Mary Gardens pumping station that discharges to the sea approximately 420m east of the bathing water."

The details of the bathing water quality can be found on an interactive map here.

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