“An Environment Agency (EA) report on the performance of water companies at managing pollution levels said South West Water (SWW) had a total of 98 incidents in 2018 per 10,000km of sewer.
An FOI request made by the Journal has revealed that 14 of those happened in East Devon.
Four of these incidents happened in Honiton – three of them over a 20 day spell in January 2018.
Axminster had four relating to the River Axe and the River Yarty.
Exmouth and Ottery St Mary had two each while Sidmouth and Woodbury had one.
SWW, which had the most pollution incidents in 2018 of nine companies across the UK, said it achieved the best wastewater performance last year but recognised there is still more work to do. …”