Oxygen pumped into Norfolk lake to help wildlife after sewage leak

Anglian Water

Anglian Water - Credit: Archant

Work is continuing to regulate the water at a Norfolk lake after a sewage leak caused problems for wildlife.

The sewage leak was reported on November 8 near the lake at Little Plumstead after the pipe had become blocked by a build up of fats, oils and grease.

Some of the sewage from the lake escaped into a ditch near the leak.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: 'We removed the blockage immediately and worked to increase the levels of oxygen in the water to help protect fish and other wildlife in the lake.

'We are still on site and continuing to work with the Environment Agency to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.'


You may also want to watch:


The incident was discussed at the Great & Little Plumstead Parish Council meeting on Monday and there were reports that fish and great crested newts had died.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus