Southern Water: Geldof backs non-payment campaign over sewage dumping

Southern Water: Geldof backs non-payment campaign over sewage dumping

Singer and activist supports protest by Kent residents over firm’s continued discharges into sea

A water company fined a record £90m for dumping raw sewage is facing a ratepayers’ revolt over its continued discharges into the sea. A non-payment campaign against Southern Water, initiated by four residents of Whitstable in Kent, is understood to be growing.

The protesters this week were given the support of Bob Geldof, who lives in nearby Faversham. According to the Kent Online website, Geldof told an audience in the town: “Don’t pay your water bills to Southern Water – they can fuck off. God bless the people of Whitstable. I’m straight there to join them. In fact, I’ll join them immediately.”

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