Discharges by Southern Water into Langstone Harbour

Professor Alex Ford from the University of Portsmouth's Centre for Blue Governance has recently posted this blog highlighting the issue of sewage pollution from Southern Water's Budds Farm waste water treatment works. https://youtu.be/fyZez5qVZ40 The business and leisure users of Langstone Harbour have been mounting increasingly vocal campaigns against these discharges, to little obvious effect, so … Continue reading Discharges by Southern Water into Langstone Harbour

The issue of sewage discharge into Solent waters

Solent Protection are becoming increasingly exercised by the issue of pollution in Solent waters. A working party within the SPS Council are actively researching the scale and nature of the problem in the transitional and coastal waters of the Solent and have been lobbying Solent MPs to support the 'Sewage (Inland Waters)' initiative first raised … Continue reading The issue of sewage discharge into Solent waters

The ‘Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill’ and its applicability to the issue of Solent pollution

Over the last ten days of 2020, Settled Storm Overflows (SSOs) from Southern Water's Budds Farm holding tanks at Havant accounted for 172 hours - that's over 7 days of almost continuous discharge into Langstone Harbour. These spills are additional to the regular and frequent discharges by Southern Water from multiple Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) … Continue reading The ‘Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill’ and its applicability to the issue of Solent pollution

Biogas

Part of Solent Protection Society’s activities this year has been to investigate the efficiency of coastal Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTWs). Our research revealed that the increased level of nitrates in Solent waters is, in part, caused by the discharge of effluent from WWTWs. Although clearly much improvement is required to waste water treatment, a … Continue reading Biogas

The South Marine Plan in a wider context

David Attenborough recently brought the issue of the sustainability of marine resources to all our attention.  A Marine Plan is a framework document and a tangible step towards sustainable seas. Over many years there have been increasing and multiple pressures in coastal waters from dredging, windfarms, communications cables, pipelines, bottom trawling, shipping, leisure activities and … Continue reading The South Marine Plan in a wider context

New Hamble homes

NE Hamble, planning permission granted for 500 homes. The treated sewerage will now go into a brook running into the Hamble, however, the query has been raised regarding the potential failure of the proposed water treatment plant.  Botley Parish Council have requested Government intervention. SPS will write to Botley PC to share their concerns and also to River … Continue reading New Hamble homes