A British environment charity organization has come out with a new app that will provide real time warnings of pollution on some of the popular beaches in England and Wales to surfers and bathers.
The app has been released by Cornwall based Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) charity and can provide real time alerts or text messages at almost 250 beaches in the country. Data from water companies on combined sewer overflows will be accessed by the app, which has been funded by the Environment Agency.
Alerts are sent to the users when the pollution reaches 'dangerous' levels and the information will also be posted online.
Bathers and surfers can also use the app to send out 'must try harder' messages to relevant water companies and send complaints of pollution incidents to the Environment Agency. "Now surfers and water users are best placed to make informed decisions about how, when and where they use the sea", SAS campaign director Andy Cummins said.