Burnham has its own sewage farm, which is to the east of the town, near Rice & Cole boatyard.
It is run by Anglian Water and is now called a Water Recycling Centre.
In an easterly wind, especially in a summer sea breeze, the facility has sometimes given off an unpleasant smell.
This situation has improved in recent years.
See also Swimming in the Crouch.
Complaint or Suggestion?
Blocked sewers or overflows of sewage and sewage flooding should be reported to Anglian Water on their 24 hour line 03457 145 145.
Or click here and scroll down to ‘Water supply and sewerage service queries and emergencies’.
You can then choose to have them call you.