Due to ongoing flood defence work, a decision has been made to delay the start of the bathing season until the end of June. No bathing water samples will be taken until the work is completed. Bathing from this location is not advised until constructional activities within the beach area are complete.
Work on flood defence for Little Haven may cause disturbance of sand and silt that could potentially affect bathing water quality. This work is expected to last until the end of May 2017, and disturbance will be kept to a minimum.
On Friday 27th April a third party contractor investigating a brown field site accidentally drilled through a United Utilities rising main sewer on the corner of St George’s Quay and Lune Road. United Utilities isolated the damaged section of sewer and arranged a fleet of nine tankers to collect sewage from the pumping stations and transport it to Lancaster WwTW. Following rainfall on Monday 30th April United Utilities reported on Tuesday 1st May that they were unable to keep on top of flows and a continuous discharge of 20 l/s was being made from Riverside Pumping Station. The repair was made by United Utilities on 5th May by replacing the damaged rising main sewer section.