Southern Water are currently running a public consultation on a major new infrastructure project in our area.
The company wants to lay miles and miles of pipelines across southern Hampshire, with a sizeable stretch running smack through the heart of our Borough.
Amongst other aims, they plan to pump “recycled” water derived from sewage at Budds Farm up into the new Havant Thicket reservoir – water that will then be piped back to us as drinking water.
Just last month the government’s Environment Agency awarded Southern Water its worst possible rating for environmental performance, describing the company as ‘appalling’.
So should we trust them with this huge new environmentally sensitive project?
The ever-vigilant Havant Civic Society have published their analysis and commentary on the proposals, here:
We urge you to read HCS’s article and to submit your own views to the consultation by following this link:
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 16th August 2022.
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