Fifty Shades of Sewage


The images below were taken in the Windrush river, crossing through the Cotswolds in South East England. The river is contaminated with raw sewage on a daily basis. This is one of the regions on Earth with highest income per capita.

Water management was privatised in England in 1991. Thames Water, like all other businesses managing our water resources, pours untreated sewage into this river and many others daily, with the excuse that it is too costly to upgrade the sewage system.

Water companies in the UK have paid some 57 billion pounds in dividends to their shareholders from 1991 to 2020.

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