They don’t have a clue. Not a single idea of how much undiluted raw sewage they pump into our rivers and seas. Is it plausible that the closing of St Mary’s Bay beach for a year, due to intestinal enterococci, found in faecal matter in the water, is due to discharges by Southern Water?
How’s that going to affect the local economy and local businesses?
Will Southern Water be compensating them, if the EA discover it is them?
That aside, and moving on, in a response to an Environmental Information Request, Southern Water’s Head of Legal, Robin Churchill (Pictured), made it clear they don’t know, or hold, the information regarding the flow rate of raw undiluted raw sewage which is pumped into the sea along the coast line stretching from Dartford to the Ilse of Wight
They tell us how many hours of undiluted raw sewage Southern Water pour into the sea, but it’s pointless if we don’t know how much shit they pump into the sea.
Informing the public of the flow rates of undiluted raw sewage through storm overflows is important, as then we can get a sense of scale. Southern Water has been around since 1989. That means neither Southern Water, or you the residents of Folkestone & Hythe District, have a clue about how much undiluted raw sewage they have pumped into our seas, along the coastline they cover, for 34 years.
That’s a staggering admission.
A double Decker bus is 75 m3 , and an Olympic swimming pool is 2,500 m3 and Wembley stadium holds 4m m3. How many buses, swimming pools or Wembley stadiums of raw undiluted sewage has been pumped into the sea, ever since they took control in 1989. Hundreds of millions, billions, they simply don’t know.
Let’s not forget, out own MP Damian Collins voted to ALLOW water companies to continue dumping RAW SEWAGE in our rivers and the sea.
One has to remember the ownership of Southern Water is, and has been offshore. First in the Cayman Islands, “the most notorious tax haven in the world” and now Jersey.
The Shepway Vox Team
Caring about our Environment since 2015