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Awareness campaign on beach water pollution

15:00 10 July 2014

Budleigh Salterton beach.

Budleigh Salterton beach.

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District chiefs have rubber-stamped a campaign to make residents of the Otter Valley aware of how they can help improve water quality at Budleigh Salterton beach.

The beach has been named by the Environment Agency as being at risk of failing new, tougher EU water standards next year.

The agency, which is responsible for water quality, is currently working to solve the problem, and thinks the pollution may have a range of possible sources, including badly connected household drains.

Therefore, East Devon District Council (EDDC) has approved a £3,000 campaign to make residents of Newton Poppleford, Colaton Raleigh, Otterton, East Budleigh and Budleigh Salterton aware of things they can do to help,

Budleigh councillor and EDDC’s deputy portfolio holder for the environment Tom Wright said: “We will be advising people what they can do to improve water quality, and also the things to look for in an effort to identify misconnections and other sources of pollution.

“[EDDC] are in the position of being the unpopular message deliverers. We are not responsible in any way for what goes into the water courses, but we are the people responsible for putting out signs telling people of failures or potential hazards in the water, so find it incumbent on ourselves to do what we can to improve the situation, as we fully recognise the devastating effect Budleigh losing its water quality status would have on our tourism and other industries.

“It follows on from the successful water quality event held on Budleigh seafront last summer, and we are very grateful for the work the Environment Agency have been doing.”

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