Sewage Spills Across East Grinstead & Uckfield

27 Mar 2024
ben river ouse

I’m sure everyone was shocked to hear today’s news that raw sewage spills into England’s rivers and seas doubled in 2023.

Here are some of the places in our area where spills took place:

#Barcombe: 91 spills totalling 995 hours
#Cooksbridge: 37 spills totalling 286 hours
#Newick: 62 spills totalling 627 hours
#ScaynesHill: 61 spills totalling 665 hours
#Maresfield: 50 spills totalling 780 hours
#Buxted: 99 spills totalling 1682 hours
#Uckfield: 20 spills totalling 169 hours
#Danehill: 90 spills totalling 1400 hours
#HorstedKeynes: 85 spills totalling 1274 hours
#Ardingly: 36 spills totalling 366 hours
#Balcombe: 98 spills totalling 1246 hours
#WestHoathly: 43 spills totalling 398 hours
#ForestRow: 57 spills totalling 796 hours
#CrawleyDown: 49 spills totalling 364 hours
#Copthorne: 47 spills totalling 659 hours
#Nutley: 49 spills totalling 490 hours

This is a revolting state of affairs that has continued for far too long - polluting our wonderful rivers including the Ouse and the Uck.

Liberal Democrats would replace Ofwat with a new regulator with stronger powers to hold water companies to account.

We would also ban water executives from taking bonuses if their companies dump sewage into our rivers.


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