Sunday’s Storm Saw Further United Utilities Overflows Along Our Coast

United Utilities say that whilst their team are working 24/7 to get an engineering fix in place, the Fylde Coast wastewater system is operating at a reduced capacity.

Due to thunderstorms and heavy rain on Sunday evening (18th June), once again storm overflows operated along the Fylde Coast.

The current advice to avoid swimming at the following locations remains in place:

  • Bispham
  • Blackpool Central
  • Blackpool North
  • Blackpool South
  • Cleveleys beach
  • Fleetwood
  • St Anne’s
  • St Anne’s North

Mark Garth, United Utilities Wastewater Director, said: ‘We are working around the clock to get things back to normal. Good progress is being made and we are doing all we can to ensure that the wastewater treatment system can operate as it should. We know people will be disappointed they are being advised to avoid swimming in the sea right now but we will continue to work with the Environment Agency and local authorities to get to a position where that advice can be lifted as soon as possible.’

Featured photographs are representations of  raw sewage spills – and do not illustrate the current pollution on the Fylde Coast.

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