Has any one else had this problems..for several years in bartholomew street the sweepers park up for their breaks. these vehicles have a large hose thing at the back and last week I watched in amazement as one of them tipped the body back up and off loaded gallons and gallons of filthy water into the street.
I phone 7525 2000 was answered by a very efficient lady who agreed that sweeping and washing the streets were counter productive if the waste water was discharged back into one of the streets it had cleaned.
A few days later I was phoned by the department and was told that any such waste is discharged into the drains, I pointed out the nearest drain on that side of the road was over 30 yards away. Still I hoped that if the Supervisor had a word with their driver it would not happen again. Again I looked out the window this morning and saw the blue and white checked sweeper, this time the hose was continously discharging the water, not in a gush more like steady large trickles, and I am peed off!
Why are these vehicles allowed to discharge waste onto the streets of Southwark, when if a smoker drops a cigarette or I dropped litter I could be fined? and where is the flipping sense of it all? Tomorrow I will have my camera ready!