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August 8, 2023
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Sewage in our water: A history

The condition of our water is once again in the spotlight following sampling at Roker beach in Sunderland that showed 3,900 E Coli colonies per 100ml –  more than 39 times higher than typical readings the previous month.

Following ADPH President, Prof. Jim McManus’ interviews with the BBC over the weekend, we have published a new explainer that looks at the history of water sanitation in the UK, outlining its role as a vital public health measure.

The history of decontaminating our water
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