It might feel like your a little fish in a large pond, but writing to your MP can really help voice your concerns about your local river environment. it adds weight to our arguments too when we push for improvements if local people are also voicing their concerns.
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The #EndSewagePollution Campaign
The #EndSewagePollution Coalition comprised of a number of environmental NGOs from across the water sector and is pushing for a change to the practice of discharging raw sewage directly into waterways.
What we did
In September 2021 we joined forces with Surfers Against Sewage and gathered a fantastic 40,000 signatures to End Sewage Pollution which was presented directly to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. This then led to significant changes to the Environment Act, forcing Government and water companies to take action!
We're not stopping there though - we are now calling on water companies to give us access to live sewage data so we can see in real-time the true state of our rivers and make informed decisions about when it's safe to swim, paddle, fish and play in our rivers.