We are calling on the UK Government to end sewage pollution and guarantee safe-seas all year round. To ensure the health and wellbeing of the public and help save the Ocean we want:
- An enhanced water-quality testing regime
- World-leading water quality legislation
- Nature-based solutions to sewage pollution
Sign the petition today to make sure all of our demands are met. It’s time to come together as #GenerationSea and #EndSewagePollution. See our full list of demands HERE
Why is this important?
Despite years of investment, sewage and agricultural pollution still plague the rivers and ocean.
Evidence shows that we have a system that willfully ignores the worst pollution events in our country. Water companies continue to legally pollute UK waters, exposing all-water users, as well as our delicate Ocean ecosystems to harm. Consequently, our water quality remains at the same dire level as it was in the 1990s, placing the UK a pitiful 25th out of 30 EU countries for coastal water quality. And it’s not just the ocean, rivers are also struggling under the pressure – just 14% meet good environmental standards. These natural spaces are crucial for the health and wellbeing of society and should be highly protected, not used as a dumping ground for big business.
This disgraceful reality is made even more significant at present while the transmission of COVID-19 from raw sewage is unknown and the 2020 testing programme has been abandoned.
The Secretary of State, George Eustice, has the power to make the change and needs to hear this message. It is time for Government to end sewage pollution to protect UK waters and restore the rivers and ocean.
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