you fooled? '£50,000 project will turn Burnham's sea water
following story was run on Saturday April 1st and was, we can assure
readers, an April Fool!
plans to boost Burnham-On-Sea's tourism economy by turning the town's
sea water blue are revealed today (Saturday).
tourism bosses are concerned at the financial affects of the EU's
sea water bathing ban, introduced last year, when stringent water
quality checks came into force.
now they are investing in the use of a brand new, environmentally-friendly
water dye that's deep blue in colour to give the sea a more attractive
water dye would be pumped into the sea water just off Stert Island
at the time of each incoming tide to turn the water the same lovely
blue as the Mediterrean or Caribbean," says a spokesman for
the water firm.
dye does not stain sand or mud, and is 100% harmless to people or
animals such as fish and pets."
dissolves and washes away without leaving any residue, but turns
the water a wonderful deep blue for six hours around each high tide
- it will be quite different to the current silty brown colour."
in Burnham have this week welcomed the proposals. "The new
look sounds lovely and will make Burnham more of an attraction,
especially for those of us walking by the sea or paddling,"
said one user, Sally Rogers.
cost of the scheme is said to be in the region of £50,000
per year with more details expected over the next few days.