Contamination source identified - but public should still stay out of Porthkerry streams
12:10pm Saturday 7th July 2012 in News
THE source of contamination in the streams at Porthkerry Park has been located, and measures are being put in place to stop further pollution - but the public should still stay out of the streams.
The Vale Council, Environment Agency Wales and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water are continuing to check the sources of sewage contamination of the Cwm Barri and Nant Talwg streams.
Welsh Water and the Vale Council carried out dye tracing and camera surveys, which have identified a number of defects in the sewer, which have allowed foul water to escape into surface water drains.
Action is being taken to stop the pollution and prevent any reoccurrence. Further investigations will also try to identify any other sources of contamination.
The council is still advising visitors not to bathe, paddle in the stream, or use it for any recreational purpose. It is still not advisable to allow dogs to enter the stream.