Clean up the mess - stop raw sewage entering our rivers!

 

Rivers should be safe for swimming, fishing and sustaining wildlife. They are a precious source of drinking water for some. So why are they filled with raw sewage and human waste, destroying them for decades to come?

Shockingly, water companies pumped polluting and harmful raw sewage into water sources over 400,000 times last year. The River Trust has revealed that more than half of England’s rivers are currently failing to pass cleanliness tests due to water companies’ actions. In 2020 there were more than 36,000 hours of sewage pumped into rivers in our District.

It is outrageous to see Conservative MPs betraying our local communities and environment in Parliament. Our rivers are being polluted on a daily basis by water companies, showing a complete disregard for our environment. Enough is enough. We need action before our rivers and becks are ruined forever.

If you too believe that our rivers should be clean and safe for everyone, please sign our petition!

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