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MAY 2020 - Southern Water getting stuck into their newest shit pumping station in Herstmonceux, Sussex. Human feces (or faeces) are the solid or semisolid remains of food that could not be digested or absorbed in the small intestine of humans, but has been rotted down by bacteria in the large intestine. It also contains bacteria and a relatively small amount of metabolic waste products such as bacterially altered bilirubin, and the dead epithelial cells from the lining of the gut. It is discharged through the anus during a process called defecation. 




Sewage Treatment refers to the process of removing contaminants, micro-organisms and other types of pollutants from wastewater.

Wastewater, or raw sewage, is water that drains from toilets, sinks, showers, baths, dishwashers, washing machines and liquid industrial waste.

It is treated in a multi-stage process by the Water Companies that make it safe to return to the environment. Provided that it does not leak out in the process.

The wastewater undergoes several stages in its municipal treatment process for Environmental Protection:


This involves the screening and removal of large debris, including sanitary towels, tampons, sticks, leaves, rags, wet-wipes, etc. from the raw sewage as these are not readily biodegradable by the process 
bacteria. They are then dried and sent to landfill sites or incinerated.

It also involves the removal of sand and grit which is settled out in tanks and also removed to landfill sites.

Primary Sewage Treatment

This is another settlement stage, during which mainly organic solids sink to the bottom and form a sludge and fats rise to the surface and form a scum or crust. This crust is colonized by aerobic bacteria (they breathe oxygen) and partially digested. The liquid between these two layers drains off for processing in the Secondary treatment stage and the sludge and crust are removed periodically for further treatment.

Secondary Sewage Treatment

This stage involves the introduction of oxygen to the sewage and uses aerobic bacteria to break down the organic matter, coming mainly from human body waste, in the liquid part of the sewage. They also 
reduce the amounts of other contaminants, detergents, etc. and the quality of the resulting effluent is usually regarded as safe for discharge to a watercourse, unless the watercourse is sensitive or already polluted. The dead bacteria and humus are allowed to settle out in a clarifying chamber and this sludge is also removed periodically for further treatment. All sewage treatment plants must have a (sewage discharge regulations EN 12566-3 2005) certificate for acceptance by the Environment Agency.

Tertiary Treatment

This stage is required for sensitive discharge points eg. trout streams. Tertiary treatment involves a further aerobic stage, followed by an oxygen depleted stage, which reduces nitrogen and phosphorous. It can also include a disinfection process using UV light, chlorination or ozone treatment to remove bacteria and viruses.

Private Wastewater Systems

Package sewage treatment plants do not usually involve the Pre-treatment or Tertiary treatment stages as the owners are more careful about what they put down the toilet and most watercourses can deal effectively with the minor level of contaminants left in the effluent.

However, for sensitive streams, rivers and coastal bathing water discharge points, tertiary treatment is essential.

There are many different types of systems on the market; some produce much cleaner effluent than others, but ALL new sewage treatment plants and septic tank conversions must have an EN 12566-3 
Certificate to be legal in the UK.



Tony Blair up shit creek without a paddle



Tony Blair made some amazing cock-ups. Even for a Prime Minister of (not so) Great Britain. "The economy's up shit creek."






The contractors for sewage disposal in Herstmonceux is Southern Water. They are used to dealing with shit. Shit is their bread and butter. They appear not to care about pumping shit from one location to another, despite the un-sustainability of such proposals. They just want their slice of the brown cake and to make sewage charges to more customers - hence, they most likely applaud over-development. It's all about profits. We're not sure we'd want a piece of this pie!





IS SHIT GOOD FOR YOU - Yao Honghong, a Southeast University professor with the school of medicine, accidentally discovered during a test that mice without depression genes possess intestinal floras that are different from depressed mice. The team then gathered poop from mice without depression and handed it to the depressed mice, whose depression ailments evidently eased after that! Yao informed local reporters on Tuesday that they are plotting to develop oral medicines carrying intestinal floras of healthy persons. The team is now amassing intestinal floras from healthy individuals who volunteer to donate their droppings. Depression is deemed an emotional disorder. Present day antidepressants have some issues such as working too slow and patients can have many unfavorable reactions after consuming them.


The report stated that the safety and efficiency of utilizing intestinal floras to remedy depression is higher than for present medications. The finding has gone viral on social media in China, being both hailed and doubted by netizens. As of press time, the subject “Human feces may cure depression” has been viewed more than 100,000,000 times. Various Chinese netizens stressed that they would refuse this sort of therapy. “If I have depression, I might not accept therapy related to feces. It is a little disgusting,” a netizen commented. Other netizens contended that the therapy does have a scientific fundament and hope soon it can be used in clinics to assist those who suffer from depression. “Intestinal floras can influence human health and some of them are related to depression. Feces are only one of the sources of these floras,” suggested one netizen who too researched intestinal floras.











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