Maria Caulfield MP steps back in time and into WaterAid’s Victorian street to support call for taps and toilets for all

Maria Caulfield MP, Member of Parliament for Lewes, stepped back in time this week to take a walk down WaterAid’s Victorian street, experiencing the sights and smells of an era when open sewage ran through our roads and rivers, to mark 150 years of Britain’s modern sewers.


The international charity invited parliamentarians to meet characters from Victorian times to discover what life was like during the Great Stink of 1858 to highlight its call for the UK Government to lead the way in ending the global water and sanitation crisis.


Ms Caulfield said: “It has been an eye-opening day, seeing what life was like in Victorian Britain when people lacked access to safe water and there was no decent sewerage system.


“Investment in water and sanitation had a huge impact on our health and development, and that these are key to achieving a healthier and more prosperous world.”