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
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
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
A little history to explain why we are still in a mess We all complain about pollution and think that it should be avoided. In earlier times this was simply done by dilution, however some form of waste disposal becomes more important as population and industrial enterprise increases. Here is a little history which may … Continue reading Dilution is the Solution to Pollution – Or is it?