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  • by Karma Loveday

Pub reopening plea: don’t dump beer without permission

Water UK and the British Beer and Pub Association have called on pub landlords to contact their water wholesaler to seek permission to dispose of unsold and unsaleable beer into the sewer before reopening on 4 July.

Water UK said water companies had deliberately made the application process simpler by cutting bureaucracy and waiving fees but that seeking consent is vital to protect the environment.

Chief executive, Christine McGourty (pictured), commented: “We’re really keen to see pubs open their doors again and have been doing everything we can to help make that happen. We obviously have to consider the environmental problems that can be caused by putting large quantities of beer in the sewer system, where it can reach rivers and waterways. It’s important this process is managed carefully to avoid any damage to fish and marine life.”


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