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Wes­sex Wa­ter has given Swan­age RNLI £25,000 in com­pen­sa­tion af­ter its crew had to mo­tor through raw sewage off Pev­er­ill Point, Dorset.

The money is part of a record £1 mil­lion pay out by the wa­ter com­pany for dis­charg­ing more than 142,000 cu­bic me­tres of sewage into the sea at Swan­age in 2016-17.

It in­cludes £400,000 to­wards a flood de­fence scheme in Swan­age, £400,000 to Dorset Waste Part­ner­ship to fund the de­vel­op­ment of a doorstep recycling ser­vice for do­mes­tic fat, oil and grease, £100,000 to­wards the Dorset Lit­ter Free Coast and Sea Project and £75,000 to the Durl­ston Coun­try Park and Na­ture Re­serve.

Swan­age suf­fered a num­ber of pol­lu­tion in­ci­dents in 2016-17

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