South West Water is launching a new water quality map which allows members of the public to see information about storm overflows at East Devon beaches.

The new WaterFit Live map is designed to share information about the region’s bathing beaches and the location and performance of storm overflows ahead of the bathing season. 

The company hopes that sharing information about water quality will help them feel confident about beaches and the quality of the water. 

WaterFit Live will also share useful information about beaches helping to explain how the network and storm overflows work through user friendly, easy to understand explanations, animations and FAQs.

Through ‘Your Beach, Your Say, Our Investment’, customers will also allow people to share knowledge about their local beach.

Susan Davy, Group CEO of Pennon Group (which owns South West Water), said: “We want people to feel confident about the water quality at their favourite beach and to know we are serious about reducing the use of storm overflows. 

“WaterFit Live is designed to share helpful information about bathing water quality, the improvements we are already making and future investments.  

“The beaches in the South West belong to those who live in the region, are loved by those who visit the South West, and this is all about ensuring we share data, listen to the views of those who care, and work together to invest where it’s needed most.”

The map is available on the South West Water website (

Users can click on the map or enter their postcode to see the information.