Take a stroll along the Rock Park Esplanade from the New Ferry end towards the Refreshment Rooms (aka the Admiral) where you may find a drink and a pleasant meal.
Your enjoyment of this, however, may be frequently spoiled by having to climb over a mountainous pile of used sanitary towels and other unspeakable sewage waste just before the Pub
, the result of United Utilities cheery dumping of raw sewage into the Mersey every time it rains. (Residents of the area may have noticed it doing so quite often, by the way)
Now I can understand that heavy rain means a lot of water and there are basically two ways of solving this
1. United Utilities could dig into its enormous profits (£300 million last year) and build large underground holding tanks to hold this water and sewage for subsequent processing or:
2. Dump it into the Mersey.
Now building holding tanks big enough to do this will be very expensive and it will probably not be possible to handle the sort of downpour you expect say once in ten years, so dumping is going to happen.
The point is to make it a lot less frequent and to reduce the volume.
But if - as UU appears to have done - simply ignore the problem and dump it into the Mersey, the very least they could do is to send a squad round to clear up the result of their policy.
This will be expensive too, of course, and the more expensive the better say I. At some point it will become cheaper to build the holding reservoirs than clean up the resulting mess and the problem will be solved.
The current 'dump and forget it' policy is unacceptable.