Sewage discharge by Water companies
Discharge of sewages into our rivers and coastal out flows has become a growing program due to chronic under investment by the private companies who are responsible for maintaining our waste systems
Indeed the privatised companies have paid dividends to extract huge profits while neglecting the infrastructure. £57bn since 1991.
It is worth noting that this is over 1/3rd of cost of investment that MP Laura Farris has quoted as needing to have been spent to bring the mostly victorian infrastructure up to standard.
This is very much a local issue as highlighted by Feargal Sharkey in September 2020.
The people of West Berkshire are understandably angry about this especially at a time of growing environmental awareness across West Berkshire and the country at large.
When people swim, bath or participate in activities in and around sewage contaminated water there are significant risks to public health such as gastroenteritis, ear, nose and throat infections, skin infections, and even hepatitis and e-coli.
This ePetition ran from 25/10/2021 to 22/11/2021 and has now finished.
278 people signed this ePetition.