Stop Sewage Dumping

Local Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, Cllr Paul Kohler, calls for protection of local rivers:

“It is outrageous to see our Conservative MP betray our local community and environment in Parliament. Their job should be to stand up for our local area. Our rivers are being polluted all too often by water companies, showing a complete disregard for our environment. Enough is enough, we need action before our local River Wandle is ruined forever. 

“Rivers should be safe for leisure, fishing and sustaining wildlife. Yet today, many are filled with raw sewage and human waste which will destroy them for decades to come. For some areas, our rivers are a source of drinking water, yet today, they are a dumping ground for water companies. 

“I am proud Liberal Democrats in Parliament are leading the fight to protect our local rivers and urge Stephen Hammond MP to change their mind ahead of the crucial next vote.  We have just one more opportunity to save our rivers and I call on Conservative MPs to do the right thing for our local environment.

"Our MP's position is all the more unjustifiable given the recent flooding issues that have affected our area. As Climate Change worsens so will heavy rainfall events and sewage dumping will become and even more regular occurrence. We Lib Dems think this complacency is appalling.

"Please join me in signing our pledge to protect the River Wandle and rivers across England and to call on all MPs to introduce meaningful requirements on water companies to cease discharging sewage into our rivers."

I pledge to fight for clean waterways and to campaign against this Conservative government's disregard for our environment.

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