Smell in Southwick

Tuesday 26th September 2017

We have received a number of enquiries regarding an unpleasant odour smelt in the Southwick area. Our Director of Engineering, Tony Parker explains why we continue to notice a sewage like smell;

The smell in Southwick is one of sewage and it is coming from the Southern Water waste water pumping station on Albion Street opposite the end of Grange Road. On three recent occasions, the problem at the pumping station has caused sewage to flow out of the drains into the Port’s Dry Dock building and our office car park and the smell in our head office, Nautilus House, can be nauseating at times. We are therefore just as anxious as local residents, our tenants and our employees to see Southern Water resolve the issue effectively and quickly.

We have telephoned, emailed and met with Southern Water on numerous occasions and I shall be contacting them again this morning. Rest assured that we will be pressing as hard as we can.

I would like to assure residents that neither the current maintenance work on the Prince George Lock nor any of the Port’s trading activities causes, or even could cause, a smell of sewage.

The current work on the lock is a regular maintenance activity – at least once a year – and we have never had any complaints of a smell arising from the lock while it is empty. The lock does smell rather fishy if you are actually in the bottom of it or leaning over the edge but it has never caused the slightest offence.

Further information will be posted as soon as it is available.

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