Environmental Scandal: Raw Sewage In English Swimming Waters

Water Utilities "Named" And "Shamed"

17 May 2022 by Local Press Report
LONDON

Untreated sewage was discharged into England’s coastal bathing waters for more than 160,000 hours last year, according to figures collated by the Liberal Democrats to mark the start of the summer sea-swimming season. Data compiled by the party using Environment Agency figures on 2021 discharges shows that water companies released raw sewage 25,000 times into designated bathing waters off the English coast. Figures collated by the campaign group Top of the Poops reveal that when also including the bathing waters in Wales, water companies released untreated sewage for 217,804 hours.

Source: The Guardian

Source: The Guardian