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New App Tells Surfers How Safe Cornwall's Beaches Are

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7:01am 6th September 2013

A new app tells us how safe it is to swim in Cornwall's seas.

It will automatically warn us if sewage overflows start working.

Surfers Against Sewage in St Agnes say we can also us it to report pollution on our beaches.

Water Minister, Richard Benyon said: "This innovative app will make it much easier for people to find real time information on water quality and to make well informed choices about where to swim. 

"Improving bathing water quality is a priority for Defra and we are continuing to work closely with the Environment Agency to improve the nation's beaches."
 
British and International Champion surfer Ben Skinner said: "Water users deserve to know when sewage is spilling into the sea. 

"Nobody wants to unwittingly surf in sewage because the health risks range from the uncomfortable ear nose and throat infections to much more serious health risks, and that's why I use the Sewage Alert Service app to help me choose where to surf."

Surfers Against Sewage Campaign Director, Andy Cummins said: "The Sewage Alert Service app informs surfers and beach users of a short term sewage discharge in real time. 

"This truly is an innovative concept achieved thanks to years of campaigning against secretive CSO sewage discharges from water companies. 

"Now surfers and water users are best place to make informed decisions about how, when and where they use the sea."


7:01am 6th September 2013

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