A partnership between The Rivers Trust and Surfers Against Sewage and the #EndSewagePollution Coalition, is asking politicians to stand up for rivers and bring an end to sewage pollution – and they want everyone to join them.
If successful, Philip Dunne MP’s Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill will place a duty on water companies to ensure that untreated sewage is not discharged directly into rivers or coastal waters. Companies would also be required to set out plans to reduce their reliance on combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and to publicly report on the amount, condition, and quality of sewage discharged from CSOs or other sewer catchment assets. In addition, the new law would compel the government to investigate possible further steps to be taken by stakeholders such as the Environment Agency to improve water quality more generally.
Can you help to tackle pollution in the Bear Brook and the streams of Aylesbury?
Bear Brook, taken by Ian Parsons
What is an Outfall Safari?
The Outfall Safari method involves systematically surveying the entire length of a river/stream to identify and locate polluting outfalls. This allows the pollution to be reported to Thames Water and the Environment Agency so that it can be tackled.
You must sign up to attend a training session if you want to take part. To find out more please see our website page.
We need the help of volunteers to walk lengths of stream in the Aylesbury area to locate polluting outfalls. Once located polluting outfalls are reported to Thames Water and the Environment Agency so that they can be tackled.
- Attend a training session to learn how to identify and map polluting outfalls.
- Walk your local streams to help protect them from pollution.
To sign up to the training event please visit: https://bit.ly/2V0SkhY