Designated shellfish area 'Salcombe' polluted by sewage 634 times in 2023 - lasting 5,515 hours

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Totals for Salcombe in 2023
11 Sites polluted by South West Water
634 sewage dumps
5,515 h duration
That's 7.66 months. On average 1.7 times a day
How does Salcombe compare?

Salcombe was the #8 most polluted shellfish area in England & Wales, by duration of sewage overflows, as reported by the water companies

Pollution Summary 2023

Here are all the reported sewage overflow totals for Salcombe in 2023.

Accuracy Warning We use data from the water companies, but we are seeing many anomalies, that make us believe that location information is quite poor. The situation is likely far worse than reported here.

In particular: Totals on this page can differ from totals in the Ranked Shellfish page - number on this page are higher - this is due to a lack of standardization on shellfish area names. This page more accurately counts the differing names. For example "Solway" and "SOLWAY" are counted as different in the rankings, but correctly aggregated here.

Other CSOs may also be located nearby, however the water companies claim that these do not affect the water quality here.

Company Waterway Site Sewage Dumps Duration (Hours) Reporting %
South West Water Sherford Stream SHERFORD WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS 262 3,131 98.3
South West Water Frogmore Creek EAST CHARLETON PUMPING STATION 49 952 95.4
South West Water Charleton Stream WEST CHARLETON STW 70 484 100
South West Water Kingsbridge Estuary BRIDGE STREET QUAY CSO 90 407 100
South West Water Blanksmill Creek MALBOROUGH EJECTOR PS 36 189 98.9
South West Water Kingsbridge Estuary WESTVILLE/TACKETWOOD PS 12 167 100
South West Water Kingsbridge Estuary PRINCE OF WALES ROAD CSO 58 153 100
South West Water Frogmore Creek CHILLINGTON COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW 16 9 78.2
South West Water Kingsbridge Estuary SOUTHVILLE EMBANKMENT PS 11 8 100
South West Water Kingsbridge Estuary WEST ALVINGTON CSO 27 7 100
South West Water Chillington Stream CHILLINGTON & FROGMORE STW 3 5 100

Data Sources & Accuracy

EDM (Event Duration Monitoring) data and Consented Discharges to Controlled Waters with Conditions from Environment Agency & Data Map Wales, and Scottish Water

Experimental derived data from Thames Water API, Some data may be missing or inaccurate. This uses Environment Agency rainfall data from the real-time data API (Beta) - Rainfall data is delayed by up to two days.

This website is intended to provide an accurate representation of the Environment Agency data. The data is hard to use, and thus some errors may have been made. If you find something that is incorrect, please raise an issue at the GitHub issues page and we'll endeavour to fix it quickly.

This project is not associated, approved or endorsed by any of the companies whose logos you see here.