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Sewage stats: This is a national scandal

March 31, 2022 11:24 PM

Responding to new data released this morning showing sewage was dumped into rivers 370,000 times last year, Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs spokesperson Tim Farron MP said:

"This is a national scandal.

"The Government is letting water companies get away with polluting our rivers and poisoning animals for decades to come. Now the public is expected to foot the bill for cleaning up this mess despite water companies raking in multi-billion pound profits.

"The whole thing stinks!

"Why aren't Government Ministers listening to the public on this? They are ignoring the country's outrage at this scandal. The solution is staring us all in the face. The Government needs to get tough on these water companies to end this disgraceful practice. A Sewage Tax should also be introduced to make water companies pay for cleaning up our rivers."



Stats released this morning from Environment Agency here

Government Minister interview in Daily Telegraph details water bills will rise to pay for sewage clean up and sewage dumps won't be reduced until 2050