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Old 26 May 2008, 19:20   #11
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What happens to the fish crap then???

And more to the point what about yachts with holding tanks or sea flush toilets - where do you think they get emptied???

Anyway I would far rather dog turds than human ones - and it still gets into the sea sometimes.

"Engineers were fighting to stem the flow of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh last night as a health alert was issued for ten miles of coastline.
A pump failure on Friday triggered an emergency overspill from a treatment works and it is estimated that as many as 22 million gallons (100 million litres) of sewage have been discharged from a pipe into the seabed near the Seafield waste-water treatment plant. At one stage 1,000 litres of raw sewage from up to 800,000 homes in the Scottish capital were being pumped out every second."

That would take quite a few dogs to compete.............
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Old 26 May 2008, 19:26   #12
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Still British beaches are sptless compared to those in the Med. british holiday makers think the Med is so clean as the water is clear - they don't seem to understand that our waters are so murky because of all the silt and sand churned up. The Med is an open sewer compared to our waters.
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Agree, eventually, but not nice if it happens to be you swimming along (or boogy boarding) when a dog poo gets in your way...(to the soundtrack of Jaws... ...). The nasty coliforms etc will still be present as well.



I'm not being silly. Water companies are spending fortunes in the UK upgrading sewage systems to reduce contaminant levels - why bother if 'everytime it rains' etc etc.?

FYI - if your local beach is assessed as being MCS standard, or Blue Flag, I believe that a 'Richard III' floating past would count as a fail.

It's quite simple really - if you have a dog, and walk it on the beach, pick it up like anywhere else, and stick in it a poo bin.

what about the donkey crap (donkey rides)should the owners bag that? sandy bay porthcawl
full of it in the summer
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At one stage 1,000 litres of raw sewage from up to 800,000 homes in the Scottish capital were being pumped out every second."
Oh dear, that is a different matter because it was Scots poo. Terrible stuff.
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Oh dear, that is a different matter because it was Scots poo. Terrible stuff.
It's all that Haggis!!!
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what about the donkey crap (donkey rides)should the owners bag that? sandy bay porthcawl
full of it in the summer
The mess the Police horses leave is quite incredible as well.............
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The mess the Police horses leave is quite incredible as well.............
Go shovel it up and put it on your roses. We call it "road apples"
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What happens to the fish crap then???
I never said it was a sterile environment - just don't add to it on the beach!!

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And more to the point what about yachts with holding tanks or sea flush toilets - where do you think they get emptied???
Ever hear of Marpol? You are supposed to pump out where facilities are avaiable - where possible (obviously not everywhere).

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Anyway I would far rather dog turds than human ones - and it still gets into the sea sometimes.
I'd rather see neither floating round my boat this summer.

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"Engineers were fighting to stem the flow of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh last night as a health alert was issued for ten miles of coastline..."
Exactly!! They are spending miilions to stop polluting our coastal waters!!

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That would take quite a few dogs to compete.............
I'm not saying that - I'm just saying if that dog owners did their bit, the dogs wouldn't be banned off all these beaches - not that they should have their own sewage system!!

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what about the donkey crap (donkey rides)should the owners bag that? sandy bay porthcawl
full of it in the summer
They do have to remopve it on MCS and Blue Flag beaches. They do here anyway!!

ANYWAY - slightly lost the topic...

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MARPOL? Nope and I suspect very few pleasure boaters in the UK think of it before they flush their bogs...............
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MARPOL? Nope and I suspect very few pleasure boaters in the UK think of it before they flush their bogs...............
Just because it isn't widely known about doesn't mean it's not a good idea.

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