Following the recent sewage release on the beaches of Kent for the second time this year and only last month the 10 Board Challenge Surf Event at Godrevy being postponed because of raw sewage, you may be left wondering how on earth you can keep up to speed with local water quality. A new App from Surfers Against Sewage that was launched only yesterday couldn’t have come at a better time and will be an invaluable tool for keeping you informed on local water quality.
The Safer Seas Service Water Quality App is a real time, national app that will alert users whenever unscreened and raw sewage is released into the waters around our coasts, and whenever the water quality is reduced due to pollution. Previously SAS had a Sewage Alert facility but the Safer Seas App supersedes this by now incorporating daily predictions and will also allow users to view pollution incident history for selected beaches.
Unfortunately the incidents mentioned at the top of this article are not isolated, Godrevy has already had 3 releases this year and the area around Joss Bay in the Isle of Thanet has suffered it’s second, just as the summer holidays get underway when the beaches are teeming with visitors. The SAS Sewage Alert App has actually reported just under 4000 incidents in UK waters since its launch.
So firstly you need to download this App which is available for iPads, iPhones, and mobile Android devices from Google Play and iTunes and secondly and more importantly you need to support and get behind Surfers Against Sewage who regularly campaign on exactly the issues we regular water users face.
To download and find out more about The Safer Seas Service Water Quality App and the excellent work the SAS carry out on our behalf or to become an SAS member head over to the official SAS website here and let us know if these sewage spills have impacted on you and how you find the new Safer Seas App?