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National Day of Action on Water Quality | Portobello

April 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Surfers Against Sewage have organised a National Day of Action on Water Quality on Saturday the 23rd of April 2022 from 13:00-16:00 as part of the #EndSewagePollution campaign. Mobilising people across the country to join protests in each water company region. The protest in Scotland will be in Portobello, Edinburgh starting at King’s Road Promenade and ending at Straiton Place Park.

The #EndSewagePollution campaign has gained huge momentum over the last thirty years creating a massive impact. Over the last few months, there has been a driving force from local communities joining together to protest and show their anger for the corporations who are responsible for the pollution destroying ecosystems and putting their health at risk.  The #EndSewagePollution protests will follow the publication of new annual sewage data released by water companies through the Environment Agency which we expect to, yet again, show the sheer scale of sewage pollution being pumped into rivers and the ocean. The National Day of Action on Water Quality will show the huge public outrage following these new statistics and demand for action to be taken. It will also act as a timely reminder to governments that ambitious and meaningful targets to end the sewage pollution scandal need to be set that will deliver change.

We will be calling an end to sewage discharge into UK bathing waters by 2030 to #EndSewagePollution and clean up our blue spaces, operationalised through the following targets:

  1. Stronger and bolder targets to end untreated sewage discharge
  2. An enhanced testing regime which shows a true picture of the UK’s water quality
  3. Nature restoration to reduce pressure & minimise impacts
  4. Increased investment in industry infrastructure to prevent destructive practises


Further information can be found at:

Webpage: https://sas.org.uk/EndSewagePollutionProtests/

Petition : https://www.sas.org.uk/bathingriverspetition/

FB Event: https://fb.me/e/2vwUYMTnz


April 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Surfers Against Sewage
View Organiser Website


King’s Road Promenade