We have had reports from Thames Water and the Environment Agency of a new issue on the Wandle (possibly a different one from Friday’s issue). There is pollution entering the river from the sewage effluent channel at Watermeads Lane which has potential to become a serious issue for the river. There are a number of channels and outfalls that feed into the effluent channel (not just the sewage treatment works) and the source and identity of the pollutant is unknown at present. The EA and Thames Water are currently investigating.
Please can you keep your eyes and noses on the river.
If you see any signs of pollution (rags, solids, smell, suspended solids, murky water and especially fish or wildlfe in distress) please call the EA on 0800 807060.
Any observations anywhere downstream of the effluent channel confluence (photo and a note of what you can see/smell) would be appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07771770418