Teignbridge Council is advising residents and visitors that Dawlish Town Beach has today (Wednesday, June 15) failed a routine Environment Agency test to ensure mandatory standards of water quality for swimming.
These tests are conducted every seven to 10 days throughout the summer period (May 1 – September 30) and this is the first instance of a failure at this beach this season.
Signage will be placed on the beach area advising members of the public not to go into the water until further notice. The Environment Agency is taking a follow up sample later today and is investigating any sources of possible pollution.
The signage will remain in place until the next sample result is passed through to Teignbridge Council and passes the standard, which is hoped to be tomorrow (Thursday, June 16).