Sewage discharged into rivers 400,000 times in 2020

Waterways in England had sewage discharged into them for three million hours …

Paul Jennings, chairman of the River Chess Association, said: “We’re currently seeing these discharges every day, sometimes for multiple hours.” He believes there is a direct correlation between sewage discharges and lower numbers of brown trout, grayling and invertebrates – animals without a backbone, including worms, snails and insects such as mayfly.

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