Watch: Horrified woman finds Mitcham stream full of sewage

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Watch: Horrified woman finds Mitcham stream full of sewage

A local resident has hit out at the “putrid” sewage which has been released into a Thames tributary.

A resident of a south west London borough expressed her concern following apparent regular sewage outfalls in the River Wandle, one of two urban chalk streams in London.

Just this week, pictures showed the river running brown following a sewage outfall release at the nearby Beddington Farmlands sewage works, amid a period of scrutiny for how the UK’s waters and rivers are protected.“

The first time I recorded it at the river, it made me feel sick. It’s the most putrid smell you will ever experience,” Amie Battams, a resident of Sutton and member of the River Wandle Piscators angling club, told the Standard.