A possible sewage leak in Conwy County Borough, Wales, was discovered recently, and residents are not happy about it. The sewage thought to be leaking is being released into the Afon Llugwy tributary, where many people are known to fish. According to the North Wales Weekly News, one resident, Tony Godbert, believes there is a definite leak judging by the smell of the water, which has a sewer odor. Godbert said this isn't the first time this has happened, and he wants something done about it because it could negatively affect the water's ecosystem.
“This kind of leak would be harmful to any spawning activity that takes place there, the sludge [and] sediment that has blanketed the river bed would smother any eggs, killing them off. The eggs survive with oxygenated water, but the pollution would stop this, and it would also affect many of the invertebrate life, which is the food source of the young fish,” he told the source.
A similar situation took place in 2010, when fishermen also raised concerns about the health of the fish in the waters. According to The Daily Post, the concern was raised after low-quality sewage was being released into the water, allegedly causing some salmon to swim to other waters. According to the source, environmental officials told residents there was no harm being done to the environment and they would follow up with an investigation.