Burst sewer pipe that sparked do not swim warnings at Pembrokeshire beaches fixed

Repairs to the burst sewer pipe that triggered a pollution warning on Tenby beaches this week have now been completed.

Beachgoers were warned to avoid the water around the resort after a water main burst on the outskirts of the city caused an “abnormal situation”.

This resulted in sewage entering the River Ritec, which flows into the sea at Tenby South Beach.

As a result, swimmers have been warned not to enter the sea at South Beach, Castle Beach and North Beach in Tenby, as well as Penally Beach.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) was notified by Dwr Cymru of the sewage spill on Monday and is investigating the pollution incident.

Pembrokeshire County Council has put up signs on the beaches warning people of the potential risk of pollution.

The riser had been insulated, but repair work had initially proved “difficult,” Welsh Water said.

A Welsh Water spokesman said yesterday, Tuesday 2 July: “Repairs to the damaged sewer pipe at Clickett Lane, Tenby, have now been successfully completed.

“After we discovered the leak, we acted quickly to isolate it and contain the pollution.

“Our teams have been working diligently throughout the night and today to keep water levels under control and ensure our sewerage network continues to function properly.

“We have worked with NRW and Pembrokeshire County Council throughout the incident and would like to thank the people of Tenby for their patience while we carried out this emergency repair.”

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