Time to act on water issues is now
From drought to floods of sewage – now is the time for joined-up planning to prevent water shortages and pollution
CPRE Sussex is calling on planning authorities, Southern Water and central Government to ensure supplies of clean, safe drinking water and protect the environment for future generations.
August 2022 has seen drought conditions, Sussex residents left without water supplies and floods of sewage discharged into our oceans and rivers after just one day of rain.
Last week the Safer Seas and River Service had warnings in place for Littlehampton, Saltdean, Seaford, Birling Gap, Eastbourne, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay and Bexhill due to storm sewage discharge.
CPRE Sussex is calling on all residents to write to their local councillors, MPs and water company urging them to act now to tackle water shortages and pollution.
Some residents have services provided by two companies – Southern Water or Thames Water for sewage and their drinking water supplier (Southern Water, Portsmouth Water or South East Water).
You can respond to the current Southern Water consultation on its draft Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan at: southernwater.co.uk/dwmp
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