Conor arranged a meeting with the Chief Executive of Wessex Water at Bournemouth Pier to address concerns raised by constituents regarding sewerage discharges into the sea near Bournemouth Pier. During the meeting, the Chief Executive provided reassurance that Wessex Water consistently monitors the levels and conditions, with increased issues occurring during storm discharges caused by heavy rainfall. They explained that the operation of overflows is necessary to prevent flooding of properties and the overflow of sewage into streets and homes.
Wessex Water was highlighted as the only water and sewerage company in the UK that offers overflow discharge alerts throughout the year, informing organizations like Surfers Against Sewage of such events. Moreover, the company disclosed their commitment to investing £3 million monthly on storm overflows, focusing first on those that have the highest discharge frequency or environmental impact.