The European Investment Bank has offered a ten year loan to Southern Water which should help fix waste water problems in Lidsey. Lidsey was one of a number of UK locations which the EU condemned this March as failing to meet waste water treatment standards.
Untreated waste water can be contaminated with harmful bacteria and viruses, presenting a risk to human health.
Anneliese Dodds MEP has welcomed the loan, allowing for better treatment of waste water across the South East.
“It’s great that provisional funding for this has been agreed. The loan should mean that Southern Water can now get a grip of this problem, and potential health risks to the people of Sussex can be dealt with. It is unfortunate that it has taken so long for the problem to be fixed, but I welcome any moves to protect people and the environment in the South East.”