Protesters are set to take a dip next to a pipe which regularly discharges untreated sewage in protest against Southern Water

Swimmers will descend on popular spot Kingston Beach in protest against Southern Water's discharge of untreated sewage - which they claim has amounted to over 200 hours worth since Christmas.

They will gather at noon to call for an immediate end to the dumping of sewage at the swimming location next to Shoreham Lifeboat Station.

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An advert for the demonstration says people should wear wetsuits and bring banners and costumes to make a point against the water company.

Kingston beach is used all year round by swimmers looking for a sheltered spot from the waves and wind.

But the outfall just east of Kingston Beach can sometimes put swimmers next to untreated sewage.

On a listing for the event posted online by hosts Surfers Against Sewage four demands were shared.

  1. Southern Water to immediately end the sewage dumping
  2. Adur District Council and the Environment Agency to post warnings to ‘bathe at own risk’
  3. The Environment Agency to reveal if it has been informed that the wastewater infrastructure is faulty (a requirement of the Environmental Permit) and what enforcement action it is taking.
  4. Adur District Council to immediately start the application process to make Kingston Beach an official designated bathing beach.