Make reducing sewage pollution a legal requirement in the UK

Make reducing sewage pollution a legal requirement in the UK

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Ed Acteson started this petition to UK Parliament and

Time is running out to stop the scandalous levels of sewage pollution which devastates our marine environment, poses a dire risk to public health, contaminates local shellfish industries and threatens coastal economies.

We are calling on the UK Government to address the ongoing issue of privatised water companies pumping billions of litres raw sewage into the seas and rivers of the UK. There were more than 400,000 sewage discharges, or 100,000 hours of continuous spill, in 2020 alone and the problem is getting worse, not better.

UK water companies have underinvested in infrastructure for decades and continue to prioritise profit for their shareholders, over the health of their customers. Unless the law changes and compels them to clean up their act, nothing will change.

By signing this petition, you are pledging your support for the UK Government to place a legal duty on UK water companies to secure a year-on-year reduction in sewage pollution through investment in infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of eliminating CSO releases within the next ten years.

It’s not a lot to ask but without your help, it won’t happen.

For further information, contact Ed Acteson at info@soswhitstable.com

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