Southern Water Statement

October 25th 2021

I, like many of my constituents, am appalled to see the way in which Southern Water keep using our bathing waters as a dumping site. I have not been able to vote on the amendments or the Environment Bill itself as I chaired the Bill through the committee stages and as chair, I am obliged by parliamentary rule to take a neutral position in the voting lobby.

However, I have voiced my concerns to the Government, I have also written to Southern Water and the Environment Agency as we must stop the dumping of sewage in our waters, for the health and safety of my constituents and for the protection of our environment and coastline. It’s time that Southern Water take responsibility for their actions.