VIDEO: Sewage pumped into River Lavant

SEWAGE is being pumped into the River Lavant because of ‘all-high’ groundwater levels.

Water testing at Singleton has revealed there is harmful bacteria in the water, but the Environment Agency said contamination and bacteria levels are ‘not at a level which should cause mass panic’.

Southern Water has defended the decision to relieve pressure on the already overloaded drains, saying the process will reduce the risk of flooding.

For the full story and reaction, see today’s Chichester Observer.