Campaigners for cleaner beaches have been given a tour of Victorian sewers by a water company

Campaigners for cleaner beaches have been given a tour of Victorian sewers by a water company

Campaigners for cleaner beaches have been given a tour of Victorian sewers by a water company

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CAMPAIGNERS for cleaner beaches have been given a tour of Victorian sewers by a water company.

Southern Water invited members of the Clean Seas Please campaign to visit Brighton’s Victorian sewers.

Clean Seas Please is looking to encourage people to help keep the area’s beaches and bathing waters clean and has raised concerns about household sewer pipes which are plumbed into surface water drains leading to wastewater being flushed straight to sea without being treated.

Sewerman Stuart Slark, who led the tour, said: “Most people who come on a tour know very little about the sewer system and wastewater treatment but I was impressed with how much this group understood what we did and the challenges we face.”

Jan Cutting, from Rother Voluntary Action who run Clean Seas Please with their Hastings counterparts, said: “Although it sounds rather strange, the Clean Seas Please team were really keen to have a look inside a working sewer to see for themselves the problems caused by the wrong things being flushed or poured down the drain.”

For more information visit www.cleanseasplease.net and www.southernwater. co.uk/paininthedrain.

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11:15am Sun 1 Jun 14

Mr chock says...

Clean Seas Please is looking to encourage people to help keep the area’s beaches and bathing waters clean and has raised concerns about household sewer pipes which are plumbed into surface water drains leading to wastewater being flushed straight to sea without being treated..
so when was them sewers built ? dont they go in to Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works .. http://www.southernw
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Clean Seas Please is looking to encourage people to help keep the area’s beaches and bathing waters clean and has raised concerns about household sewer pipes which are plumbed into surface water drains leading to wastewater being flushed straight to sea without being treated.. so when was them sewers built ? dont they go in to Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works .. http://www.southernw ater.co.uk/at-home/y our-area/improvement s-in-your-area/susse x/brighton-and-hove/ SewerRoute_pt1.jpg Mr chock
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11:16am Sun 1 Jun 14

gaay buoy says...

Dog sh1t
Dog sh1t gaay buoy
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3:11pm Sun 1 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I went on this tour as a kid with my school - ended up going up a long ladder into the middle of the pretty gardens in the Old Steine, I remember the dirty old man looking up the ladder as I went up in my school uniform
I went on this tour as a kid with my school - ended up going up a long ladder into the middle of the pretty gardens in the Old Steine, I remember the dirty old man looking up the ladder as I went up in my school uniform getThisCoalitionOut
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