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Kayaking in the Sussex Ouse: Dangerous?

On 15 Aug 2014 at 10:08pm Planet B wrote:
Bearing in mind 38 sewage treatment works drain into the Sussex Ouse and that these treatment works have been identified as the breeding grounds for the antibiotic super bugs is it wise to kayack in the river?

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On 16 Aug 2014 at 3:20pm trooper wrote:
You only have to look at it when the tide comes in,never mind whats in it when it goes out.
On 16 Aug 2014 at 5:47pm Brown trout wrote:
It's not dangerous, unless you consider leaving the house in the morning a risky activity.
The Ouse is a clean river as indicated by the profusion and wealth of aquatic species that live and breed there. The sewage treatment plants do exactly what they say - they treat the sewage prior to it's release into the river.
Obviously it's not a pristine environment but nor is anywhere near human habitation. Kayaking in the Ouse is many times safer than driving your car to shops, or getting fat on your sofa.
On 16 Aug 2014 at 5:53pm 3 eyed fish wrote:
Yeah - and mr. Burns says I`m a natural phenomenon
On 16 Aug 2014 at 6:36pm Zzz.. wrote:
My experience is that it is lacking in the flora and forna. In some sections there seems to be very little life (and certainly no fish). Only the other week the majority of the life in a major tributary, the Bevern Stream was wiped out by effluent from Southern Water's Barcombe Sewage Treatment Works.
On 17 Aug 2014 at 8:17am Sceptic wrote:
What an sissy world we live in today. Don't do this don't do the, health and safety Blah Blah Blah. Get out and enjoy yourselves. And in regards to washing your hands to stop the spread of germs, has anyone considered the germs on money that is constantly being handled by who knows who.
On 17 Aug 2014 at 12:28pm canoeman wrote:
Kayakers and canoes are generally on top of the water so at no risk. I have swum in the Ouse many times with no I'll effects so far. I'm a bit more dubious about the water that goes up and down with the tide that doesn't escape to the sea in dry periods.
On 17 Aug 2014 at 2:25pm Zzz.. wrote:
@Sceptic. And we depend upon all those people who handle money to wash their hands after they go to the loo, or do anthying that might bring them in contact with stuff like faeces.
On 17 Aug 2014 at 4:05pm Filthy Lucre wrote:
says it all
On 17 Aug 2014 at 5:24pm Ivor Knob wrote:
My friend swum in the Ouse and now has a penis.
Would have been fine as a spare but he's a woman
On 17 Aug 2014 at 8:03pm I `m a gonner here wrote:
Nowt but a load of clap trap on this thread
On 17 Aug 2014 at 9:07pm Flubbery wrote:
Ah. The tossers have moved in.
On 17 Aug 2014 at 9:42pm Jubberly wrote:
Join the party
On 18 Aug 2014 at 10:31am Land Lubberly wrote:
You wouldn't catch me in a boat on the Pells let alone the deadly Ouse. Full of piranhas and stuff brought in by those damned Eastern Europeans
On 18 Aug 2014 at 1:46pm Discharged Seaman wrote:
Oh a life on the ocean wave .............

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