Warning to swimmers after sewage spills into River Chess

Picture from stock

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First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

People are being warned not to swim in the River Chess as sewage is flowing into its waters.

Three Rivers District Council said waste was getting into the river as a sewage works in Chesham  had become overwhelmed by record rainfall earlier this year.

A council spokesman said: "This means that the quality of the river water downstream from the Chesham Works is currently very poor. We advise the public to avoid contact with river water and to keep children and pets out of the river."

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7:11pm Fri 9 May 14

TRT says...

That's not sewage. It's a duck.
That's not sewage. It's a duck. TRT
  • Score: 6

7:56pm Fri 9 May 14

pr76uk says...

That's not stock, it's sewage.
That's not stock, it's sewage. pr76uk
  • Score: -1

10:33pm Fri 9 May 14

TRT says...

pr76uk wrote:
That's not stock, it's sewage.
Is it the latest Knorr accompaniment to duck?
[quote][p][bold]pr76uk[/bold] wrote: That's not stock, it's sewage.[/p][/quote]Is it the latest Knorr accompaniment to duck? TRT
  • Score: 1

11:20pm Fri 9 May 14

Andrew1963 says...

People swim in the river chess? I have seen deep puddles in Rickmansworth town centre
People swim in the river chess? I have seen deep puddles in Rickmansworth town centre Andrew1963
  • Score: 0

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