Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore
Update on the vans at Havoc recently. Report published yesterday on The Dumbarton Democrat.
The workers were contracted by Scottish Water to clean up sewage-related debris (wet wipes, tampon applicators, sanitary pads and any other human-made items that have been flushed by people misusing their cludgies).
This was in fact due to a single complaint; there was no broken pipe.
Due to the tireless efforts of volunteers who pick this area daily, very few of these items were found. We appreciate the intention was good and will be forwarding suggestions for a more effective approach.
We’ve campaigned about flushed items on these shores for many years. They are routinely released from overflow pipes during heavy rain in order to prevent blockages.
The time they are worst is in the winter. One thing you can do is make sure no-one in your household is using the toilet IN THE WRONG WAY. Make sure they know “It’s not a bin!” A big thanks to all the folk who litter pick this stuff.
FRIENDS OF DUMBARTON FORESHORE