Mark Menzies MP seeks assurances over sewage claims

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has contacted United Utilities amid claims raw sewage was discharged into Liggard Brook in Lytham.

Mr Menzies said: “Today was the first time I had heard about any complaints of this nature so I immediately contacted United Utilities to seek clarification.

“I was told that these storage tanks are predominantly for highways drainage and were discharged into the brook on a limited number of occasions to prevent widespread flooding in Lytham at a time when we were facing extremely heavy rainfall.

“This was reported to the Environment Agency at the outset, which monitored throughout to ensure United Utilities was complying with the robust regulations which are a requirement of its licence.

“I am assured that this discharge was predominantly water and that there was absolutely no risk to the environment.

“However, should anyone have any concerns they should let me know and I will take them up with the company and the regulator on their behalf.”

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