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It's time Wild West water companies were held to account by the Government and its regulator over sewage dumping in our rivers

June 9, 2022 3:08 PM

Tim Farron (C&W Herald)The Government's regulator of water and sewage companies, Ofwat, is to be taken to court over sewage in English and Welsh river. Liberal Democrats Environment and Rural Affairs Spokesperson Tim Farron MP reacted :
"Water companies have been allowed to get away with dumping sewage for far too long and frankly the whole thing stinks.

"It's taken a court challenge of Ofwat to hold these Wild West water companies to account because the Conservative Government have sat on their hands and done nothing.

"Liberal Democrats are calling for a ban on sewage bonuses and a tax to help fund the clean up of rivers and beaches.

"For too long people have been affected by raw filthy sewage being pumped into our beautiful rivers and seas, it's time for this hideous act to end."