Mark Tami Steps Back in Time to Support Taps and Toilets for All

Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside, stepped back in time to walk down WaterAid’s Victorian Street to experience meeting Victorian Characters from the Great Stink of 1858.

Mark Tami said: ‘This event highlighted the importance of clean water and sanitation and what life is like when there is no access to safe water and a decent sewerage system.’

WaterAid used this event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of modern sewer systems in the UK and to highlight the need for the Government to lead the way in ending the global water and sanitation crisis.

He added: ‘The Sustainable Development Goals are currently being developed and this event reinforced why it is vital that access to safe drinking water and a good sewerage system must play such a key part in them.’

The opening of the first sewerage system marked Britain’s start to protecting public health through good sanitation and similar developments followed across the rest of the country. WaterAid s calling for increased investment in water and sanitation in order to achieve improvements in health and other development areas and for the adoption and implementation of a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal in September for Water and Sanitation