Our #Stopthesewage Pledge

Today we launch our #CleanRiverPledge

In 2019, waste water treatment plants discharged untreated sewage 501 times totalling 572,577 cubic litres (that’s 230 olympic size swimming pools) of untreated sewage into the River Almond, and with it, sewage debris such as wet wipes and sanitary products.

Raw sewage and sewage related debris is not an isolated problem to any one river, it occurs all over the country. By this pledge we are asking MSPs to acknowledge, and tackle, sewage pollution and sewage debris in rivers as a problem which is no longer acceptable to Scottish communities and river users. Up to now it has often been dismissed as an overly complex problem but to address it properly requires substantive commitment to change.

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