Surfers Against Sewage say it on their web page: ‘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.’
It’s shocking in this day and age the amount of filth that still gets dumped into UK waters. Here at McConks we have firsthand experience of agricultural run off polluting locations we’ve visited. And we know friends of McConks have the same struggles with coastal locations where supposedly it’s OK to dump millions of gallons of effluent into the sea.
There’s also potentially a further, more ‘in the here and now’ risk with the COVID pandemic that’s causing worldwide turmoil. Little is known about the transmission of COVID-19 through dirty water but the testing programme has been abandoned.
If you feel strongly about the above, which let’s face it, all stand up paddlers are potentially affected, then the SAS petition to lobby the UK’s Secretary of State, George Eustice, is now available to sign on the Surfers Against Sewage website.
We wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment: ‘it’s time to end sewage pollution and restore our oceans and rivers’.