We have received and update on the latest position at Witney Sewage Treatment works from the Environment Agency. On Monday 23rd December officers attended following reports over the weekend of sewage discharges to the Colwell Brook from the sewage works.
They have confirmed that the sewage works is discharging following the recent heavy rain. The impact they have found has been similar to that reported in November. There is sewage fungus in the Colwell Brook and Emma’s Dyke.
Therefore the notices advising that humans and their pets stay out of the water still stand and will do so until further notice.
DISCHARGE OF TREATED SEWAGE FROM COLWELL BROOK INTO EMMA’S DYKE
Swimming and food gathering is not recommended.
Please keep dogs on leads along Emma’s Dyke and Colwell Brook. We request that you do not allow dogs that have entered the brook or dyke to then swim in the lake. Thank you