Appalling pollution

...The pollution of the River Lavant is appalling, but I would like to point out that it is not the only waterway to be polluted by sewage.

Here in Funtington we have overflowing manholes which drain straight into the streams, feeding into West Ashling mill pond and from there to the sea.

The sewage system is old and not able to cope with new building in Funtington and the very high level of ground water.

We understand Southern Water hasn’t the finances to undertake any major improvements to the system before 2015 at the earliest, so the best we can hope for is that the ground water level will drop...

Val Bateman

Funtington Parish Council