Please note: Southern Water can’t make any recommendations about the safety for water users in the event of a release from a CSO. Beachbuoy is simply a reporting tool – users are advised to use their own discretion when entering the water. More advice and information about bathing waters can be found on the the Environment Agency’s website.
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If you'd like more information about why water companies are permitted to release into the environment, please read about the role of releases in protecting homes and managing storms.
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