This was the scene at National Trusts Godrevy on Saturday take by Mike Newman when SouthWestWater released sewage into the lineup causing the RNLI to close the beach, a surf comp to be cancelled. Clearly a disgrace. Why the NT, Cornwall Council continue to allow this is beyond me. SWW made £213million in profit and levy the highest water bills in the UK. They continue to choose profit over environment, jump through EU regs hoops and politicians do nothing.

This was the scene at National Trusts Godrevy yesterday when SouthWestWater released sewage into the lineup causing the RNLI to close the beach, a surf comp to be cancelled. Clearly a disgrace. Why the NT, Cornwall Council continue to allow this is beyond me. SWW made £213million in profit and levy the highest water bills in the UK. They continue to choose profit over environment, jump through EU regs hoops and politicians do nothing.

We need change.

We need change.

A few comments so far from you the readers!

Tim Borrow, Alan StokApop Stokes, Tom Kay and 3,001 others like this.

Colin Webber Bloody disgraceful. Refuse to pay your council tax. Simple. You vote them in make them represent you….
Yesterday at 09:27 · Like · 6

Bradley Laidlaw Wouldn’t that give you the shits
Yesterday at 09:28 · Like · 1

Adam Bezaz Wow
Yesterday at 09:28 · Like

Stuart Opposite Lock That’s fcuking outrageous!
Yesterday at 09:31 · Like

Nick Griffin ©unts!!
Yesterday at 09:31 · Like

Tina Beresford Was in the surf comp, water got browner and browner after 1pm. Water tasted awful! This shouldn’t happen in june after a bit of rain! After a flood I’d understand!!!
Yesterday at 09:32 · Like

Susan Pearce Disgusting. Council up your game. Take a few million pounds from SWW. NOW
Yesterday at 09:32 · Like

Matthew Kavanagh Does sww have a fb page? Post this on their see what they say
Yesterday at 09:32 · Like

CARVE Surfing Magazine why didn’t the RNLI lifeguards immediately shut he beach Tina Beresford Do you know?
Commented on by Steve England · Yesterday at 09:33 · Like · 1

Dominique Tregale Terrible. !!!!!
Yesterday at 09:33 · Like

Tony Dove Too jus be chilln there
Yesterday at 09:34 · Like

Helen Hodgson Shocking
Yesterday at 09:34 · Like

Sam Oades That’s disgusting
Yesterday at 09:36 · Like

Craig Mackie wrong!
Yesterday at 09:37 · Like

Louise Lou Lou Trill Sort this out Cornwall!!!!
Yesterday at 09:38 · Like

Jack Longley Disgrace
Yesterday at 09:38 · Like

Dan Schofield Wtf? Thats discraceful.
Yesterday at 09:39 · Like

John Polkey When you make £213 Million profit I guess you can do what you want especially when there is naff all done when you do
Yesterday at 09:39 · Like

Marcus Wyn Jenkins Lucky we got out when we did – Lee Rambo Ramsden
Yesterday at 09:40 · Like

Chris Millard Cornwall council once again. Did anyone expect anything more from these corrupted councillors. ….
Yesterday at 09:43 · Like

Mark Whittington If you took a pee or worse in the street youd get arrested same rules should apply here this is criminal
Yesterday at 09:43 · Like · 2

Kim Bushnell Fine SWW £213 million. Disgraceful.
Yesterday at 09:44 · Like

Raphael Basan Disgraceful.
Yesterday at 09:45 · Like

Aaron J Newport Shit!!
Yesterday at 09:45 · Like · 1

Symon Stephens Disgusting!
Yesterday at 09:45 · Like

Richard Porter Devon, water meter, family of 3, SWW bill = £780 a year. That includes a £50 a year discount from the goverment and we are very caerfull not to waste any!
Yesterday at 09:46 · Edited · Like

Jen Turner Discusting, used to live in Cornwall and yeah remember the crippling water bills, they shouldn’t be getting away with this!
Yesterday at 09:46 · Like

Pete Bannerman-Roberts Holy crap batman. That stinks !!
Yesterday at 09:46 · Like

Stewart Lee That’s sad…..used to be like that here,luckily it all changed years ago.Fight the bastards!!
Yesterday at 09:47 · Like

John Lawler Absolutely disgustingly terrible…How is this legal?
Yesterday at 09:48 · Like

Lee Rambo Ramsden holy shit I was surfing there yesterday
Yesterday at 09:48 · Like

Alex Wilkinson Wankers
Yesterday at 09:48 · Like

Jenny Poppet From what I understood SWW should only discharge when there has been storms, and even then only run-off? As a member of a marine group, and a concerned individual, I’m just a tad fucked off that I pay £177 a quarter for 2 people, and my money couldn’t be better spent on preventing this from happening. We should start a campaign, or petition! The Environment Agency hold a list of all sewage pipes that are discharged from, worth a look for people wanting to not surf in turd juice.
Yesterday at 09:50 · Like · 4

Patrick O’Reilly When water markets (or adequate property rights) don’t really exist (are prohibited), you get this. Clumsy wastewater mis/management, and some rent-seeking (via councils). Woops.
Yesterday at 09:50 · Like

Vickey Bridger How r they or anyone able to get away with this? Im so cross about this. No need for it with all the technology and eco friendly ways to get ride of it. Oh na sod it, dump it in the sea!!!!!! What does this do for the surf and the tourism for this area!!!!!!!
Yesterday at 09:51 · Like

Marije Bijl Oh, someone up high in that company got a friend or two over at the local government… Thats how it is still legal..
Yesterday at 09:51 · Like

Steve Watters Disgusting!
Yesterday at 09:51 · Like

Sandie Banks People were in that and they didn’t shut the beach immediately? That’s revolting
Yesterday at 09:51 · Like

Phil Cook Pricks
Yesterday at 09:51 · Like

Neil Morris Outrageous. How can this be allowed?!
Yesterday at 09:51 · Like

Sarah Stark Wow!! This is totally barbaric in this day, why can’t they be fined !!
Yesterday at 09:53 · Like · 3

Jenny Poppet Hope you don’t mind me nabbing this picture so I can send them some semi-abusive words? The pic backs my argument up nicely!
Yesterday at 09:54 · Like · 2

Meshach Argall i doubt if they even go to the beach to see the affect it is having… arrogant bastards wake up !
Yesterday at 09:55 · Like

Joe Darch Disgusting
Yesterday at 09:56 · Like

Stephen Hickman Big companies only care about profit. Disgraceful!
Yesterday at 09:56 · Like

Kiks Sheppard Appalling
Yesterday at 09:57 · Like

Darren Smith So wrong!!!!
Yesterday at 09:57 · Like

Pete Bilbie Discraseful behaviour, how would they like if if some came and dumped Shiite in their cosy corporate offices
Yesterday at 09:58 · Like

Amy Hamilton The irony being that our water bills are supposedly higher due to covering the costs of keeping our beaches clean… Yikes, that is gross.
Yesterday at 09:58 · Like · 3

Thorgrimm Wodensson Seeing as sww can’t legally cut you off your water supply maybe cancelling your dd would hit them in the pocket
Yesterday at 09:58 · Like

Aoife Mul Beyond words
Yesterday at 09:58 · Like

Michele Harris Ssw need to sort their s**t out!!…..literally!!!!!! Disgusting
Yesterday at 09:58 · Like

Michael Dij Keenan Byrne Criminals naturally seem to migrate to areas where there is no accountability; it’s elementary.
Yesterday at 09:59 · Like

Matthew Harvey Absolute disgrace
Yesterday at 09:59 · Like

Stephen Myers What an absolute disgrace…these people really don’t care about the environment
Yesterday at 09:59 · Like

Laurence Gildersleve Is there not a regulator for this sort of thing?
Yesterday at 10:00 · Like

Sandie Banks Just commented on National Trust page. I don’t think SWW has a page. I cNt believe they did it and left people in the water. Gross.
Yesterday at 10:00 · Like

Francis Hanley Disgusting corporation without adequate regulation.
Yesterday at 10:00 · Like

Matt Clare Harper Tell me about it!
Yesterday at 10:02 · Like

Shaun Christie O’Sullivan We should all write to our bloody useless MPs mind you he’s just another rich farmer in Westminster and obviously uninterested in where he lives or the plebs who live here!
Yesterday at 10:02 · Like · 2

Jenny Poppet They’re on twitter, @southwestwater, I’m tweeting them about it, maybe everyone should! At least they’d know they’d pissed off locals
Yesterday at 10:03 · Like · 1

Nick Peris Pigs. Sue them.
Yesterday at 10:03 · Like

Sandie Banks NT have come back immediately with this
Sandie Banks’s photo.
Yesterday at 10:05 · Like · 5

Rich Livock Jeez!
Yesterday at 10:05 · Like

Vicki Bentley Thats truly disgusting!
Yesterday at 10:07 · Like · 1

Ben Byfield Perranporth has been bad too. It was so gross on Thursday you could actually smell it in the water. If everyone likes and shares hopefully the media “shit storm” (pun intended) will make them realise its not going unnoticed. Write to your parish council, Cornwall Council and your MP too.
Yesterday at 10:07 · Like · 4

Gail CoatCheck Hastings Same thing happens at Teignmouth, it really is disgusting.
Yesterday at 10:08 · Like · 1

Ben Byfield Email Cornwall Council here:
mailto:[email protected]
Yesterday at 10:09 · Like · 2

Clive Pope Share this post with everyone you know, and put Shame on NT, SWW & CCC. It must stop!!!
Yesterday at 10:10 · Like · 2

Stephanie Mann Disgusting behaviour!
Yesterday at 10:10 · Like · 1

Charlotte Petford Rich McGill lucky we did head there for a surf yesterday…
Yesterday at 10:12 · Like

Ben Byfield Contact Gwithian Parish Council here:

Contact Us

According to their website, they have a parish meeting on 14th July. You could ask for it to be an Agenda item.
Yesterday at 10:13 · Like · 1

Sandie Banks I think the MP for that area is on Twitter and is @AndrewGeorgeLD
Yesterday at 10:13 · Like

Shauna Ellis Totally need change. That disgusting.
Yesterday at 10:16 · Like · 1

Paul Monnington Thanks for posting this. Pic of the slick on my fb wall is also doing the rounds.
Yesterday at 10:16 · Like · 1

Richard Grant Thought this problem was solved years ago.
Yesterday at 10:17 · Like

Tina Fletcher That’s awful. Such a lovely place and home for lots of seals. It’s a disgrace
Yesterday at 10:17 · Like

Alex Rennick We where ok at poldhu luckily, this is awful
Yesterday at 10:18 · Like

Tom Baker Beyond words.
Yesterday at 10:19 · Like

Alex Rennick #southwestwater
Yesterday at 10:19 · Like

Anna Yould Awful I have shared it! Name and shame SWW !!
Yesterday at 10:20 · Like · 1

Chelle Galloway Where is this Jon Goodman ?
Yesterday at 10:22 · Like

Lisa Glass Unbelievable. Total disgrace.
Yesterday at 10:22 · Like

Jenny Poppet Cornwall council are on Facebook, post to their page – at least then others can see!
Yesterday at 10:23 · Like · 2

Phil Parker Disgusting robbing bastards !!!
Yesterday at 10:24 · Like

Paul Fletcher What a disgrace!!
Yesterday at 10:25 · Like

Karen Jones Absolutely disgusting, thought The National Trust was protecting our environment
Yesterday at 10:26 · Like

Marc Dickson Alex Hooper enjoy your surf bud
Yesterday at 10:29 · Like

Jill Bingham Ugh!
Yesterday at 10:30 · Like

Daniel Burgess Sometimes I get involved with working for them and sadly this happens an awful lot more than we care to realise. Sww should be investigated on all fronts from safety to chemicals use and from rates to sewage outfalls they are pathetic, completely incompetent and without conscience!
Yesterday at 10:32 · Like · 2

Matt Pooley Sort it out!!!
Yesterday at 10:33 · Like

Steve Jacovou What??? This shit has to stop!
Yesterday at 10:35 · Like

Jenny Poppet Can anyone tag surfers against sewage??
Yesterday at 10:37 · Like · 1

Chris Day-Kerry Surfers Against Sewage
Yesterday at 10:38 · Like · 2

Chris Day-Kerry Greenpeace UK
Yesterday at 10:38 · Like

Kyle Hart Fuuu*k
Yesterday at 10:39 · Like

Steve Dearson Absolutely hacks me off…..just been off work for a week due to catching infection from the sea off north devon….looking at that it’s no wonder why!!!
Yesterday at 10:39 · Like

Beth Williams Ferry Woop
Yesterday at 10:40 · Like

Alan Hole Bunch of cunts !!
Yesterday at 10:42 · Like · 2

Zoe Michelle Long Wtf?? How is this even legal??
Yesterday at 10:43 · Like

Marcus Wyn Jenkins Mo Mcphail
Yesterday at 10:44 · Like

Daniel Ronan Filthy get it sorted
Yesterday at 10:45 · Like

David Major Jetson Surfboards
Yesterday at 10:45 · Like

Valerie Mainwaring That’s Cornwall Council for you. I don’t think there’s one person in Cornwall that thinks they are any good. Bunch of idiots.
Yesterday at 10:46 · Like · 3

Toni Wright That’s disgusting
Yesterday at 10:48 · Like

Lolene Osborn Sad
Yesterday at 10:49 · Like

Dean Sampson Shortsighted corporate greed, without any conscience for their actions.
Another disgraceful act by SW Water.
Change starts with a first action, get a grip SW water!
Yesterday at 10:51 · Like · 2

Carl Lawman WTF
Yesterday at 10:52 · Like

Longboard Tom Disgraceful!! Make them swim in it and see how they like it. Selfish bastards….
Yesterday at 10:54 · Like · 2

Claire Mills Disgraceful!!! No need for it this day & age!
Yesterday at 10:55 · Like · 1

Chris Sargent Ffs! Disgusting
Yesterday at 10:57 · Like

Kate Hele Shocked that this is still allowed to happen!!
Yesterday at 10:57 · Like

Adrian Core Absolutely disgraceful
Yesterday at 10:58 · Like

Carol O Hanlon Burnett Absolutely disgusting! Business owners and residents pay extortionate water rates & they do this! Should they not be fined by the EnvironmentL Protection Agency?
Yesterday at 10:58 · Like · 1

Paul Childs Who said the surf was shit yesterday!
Yesterday at 10:59 · Like · 1

Joe Tenbeth Fucking disgusting behaviour
Yesterday at 11:00 · Like

Sarah Phillips Complete disgrace
Yesterday at 11:00 · Like

Ben Browning Unbelievable…..
Yesterday at 11:01 · Like

Paul Childs Can remember when the red river (tin stream) used to run out there making the sea red.
Yesterday at 11:01 · Like · 2

Lisa Rowe-Boniwell Disgusted I have to pay these idiots!!!!!!
Yesterday at 11:01 · Like · 1

Craig Marshall-Western That’s disgusting!! And there is no accuses .. Profit or no profit … Find the fat cat director who has sanctioned this.. Dump the same waste! Into his/her swimming pool.. And maybe bath tub. Maybe then they will rethink there actions.
Yesterday at 11:03 · Like · 4

Richard Skutela I always thought surfing was shit
Yesterday at 11:04 · Like

Zac Ogle Preston Taylor
Yesterday at 11:04 · Like · 1

Daniel Fulford simple solution everybody I mean everybody stop paying ypur bills that will fuck them tge whole uk goez back in time to move forward
Yesterday at 11:04 · Like · 5

Matt Hammersley Disgusting this still goes on!! Share the hell out of it on FB and twitter! Lets get this going viral before someone catches something viral from it!!!!
Yesterday at 11:06 · Like

Richard Herron Sadly they are an absolute disgrace. They use the excuse that there are peak seasonal flows which they cannot predict…, they have been a private commercial company since 1993…, it’s quite easy to predict and design using WASSP and WALLRUS programs. You just have to spend money on hiring engineers and surveyors to do it!!!

They continue to underinvest by 60% (the other water companies by about 40%) annually in infrastructure development, both capital and strategic, annually to feed shareholders’ pockets.

The trouble is that the water industry should never be in the hands of a corporation. They are civil engineering custodians of a Public Health necessity, not a profit mill.

Imagine if this happened in Greece or Spain… Tourists would not go there. Well that’s exactly what is happening in the UK.

This was probably an aged and exhausted piece of unmaintained plant or an automatic valve which failed. There is no maintenance schedule, There is no fail safe reserve backup plan. If it fails…. It fails.
Yesterday at 11:07 · Like · 11

Bob Lovelace This is quite despicable and reflects a complete disrespect for the environment and those who choose to enjoy the ocean….