Together we can change our waters
Cape Cove Supports Surfers Against Sewage to #endsewagepollution
At Cape Cove we curate feel-good and throw-on style for water lovers. We stand up for better relationships with our waters and we support people who do good things to keep them clean and clear.
Surfers Against Sewage want to stop sewage flowing into UK bathing waters by 2030.
Who wouldn’t want to be on board with that?
As members of the Surfers Against Sewage SAS 250 Club, we support their education programmes, beach cleans and campaigns to protect the marine environment.
Support Surfers Against Sewage
Join Or Donate www://sas.org.uk/donate
A colossal call for our waters
4.3 million visit mainland UK inland waterways every fortnight
90% of sewer overflows in England and Wales flow directly into our rivers
1/5 swimmable days are lost due to pollution
3x more overflow events are predicted due to climate change
Facts and figures from the Surfers Against Sewage 2021 Water Quality Report
More and more we’re all bonding in the blue
Everybody is taking to our seas and rivers to escape the everyday and to connect with something far bigger. Nature and water brings us a sense of joy, freedom and mental and physical wellbeing. Now more than ever we’re heading to our lakes, rivers and shorelines. Record numbers are wild swimming, cold water dipping and taking to the water all year round.
Relax, unwind and exercise but…
There’s a problem. Wastewater. Hugo Tagholm is an avid surfer and Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage. He says,
‘Water companies and the government view rivers as places that can absorb pollution. It means our precious watercourses… are bearing the brunt of more than 3 million hours of sewage…in 2020 alone. Profit before people and the planet on a huge scale.’
We treasure our precious blue waters, so we’re doing something about it.
What we’re calling for
We want change. We need a bit of help to do it but that’s the power of community. With more environmental campaign groups, grassroots activists, volunteers and conscious shoppers jumping in to support, we’re seeing that change. And Surfers Against Sewage are showing us the way with clear aims that they’re taking all the way to the very top.
WORLD-LEADING WATER QUALITY LAWS
Setting rules to make companies take action
To reduce pressure on sewers and to treat wastewater
BETTER WATER QUALITY TESTING
More tests, designated bathing waters and real-time data
INVESTMENT FROM POLLUTERS
Urging spend into sewage infrastructure by the worst offenders
With wider support Surfers Against Sewage can shout louder for the ocean. Educating, reporting, talking politics, cleaning our watercourses and pushing for vital changes.
How you can help our community to thrive
Support Surfers Against Sewage every time you choose to keep our waters and shores clean. Take your litter home, get involved with a Beach Clean, or even run your own cleanup. And by aligning with any SAS 250 Club member, you’re doing your bit to protect our waterways.
Join the Surfers Against Sewage community
Relationships are important to us so we’re big on community. We love to share the great work our friends are doing and we want everyone to get involved. Keep our marine environment clean by giving directly to SAS, joining the community or becoming a member.
Website: Surfers Against Sewage