South West Water embarrassed by poor sewage disinfection

South West Water's ultra-violet (UV) disinfection plants appear to be largely ineffective at destroying bacteria in sewage effluents discharged close to bathing waters and shellfish beds. Instead of achieving up to a 10,000-fold reduction in bacterial numbers, some of the plants are averaging only a 1.5 to 3-fold reduction.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content



Prices on request

  • Full access to for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits