Gillian has written to the Environment Agency's Interim Area Director, Nick Gray and Southern Water's CEO, Ian McAulay following reports of raw sewage floating on the water's surface in Chichester Harbour.
Following last week’s vote on the Environment Bill and a fair amount of misleading information online, some of you have been in touch expressing your concerns about storm discharges - concerns that I share.
Below is the response from Ian McAulay, CEO of Southern Water to Gillian's request for information on the use of UV treatment in the Chichester Harbour. Gillian has asked that SW adopt this treatment across all their sites locally.
At the end of last week, the Prime Minister made a few halftime changes to the Government to help implement his priorities for the remainder of the Parliament. For me, this has meant a big change as I have been promoted to Minister of State in the Department for Health and Social Care.
The condition of the Chichester Harbour and its water quality is an issue I’ve been concerned about for some time and I’ve been undertaking work on this myself and with colleagues which I will outline in greater detail below.