RECORD PAY OUT
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