Author: Rob Yates

Member of Thanet District Council for Margate Central (Lab). Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance.

Untreated Wastewater At Margate

Rob Yates

On Sunday 27 June following heavy rainfall, Southern Water’s Beach Buoy website recorded a discharge from the Margate waste water pumping station. This according to Southern Water was a “Combined Sewer outfall (CSO) release through the sea outfalls which is commonplace after a rain event”. Southern Water has a permit to release screened waste (removing solids) mixed with large amounts of water during a CSO and this is released either 600 m or 2 km out to sea.