Illegal sewage discharges throw spanner in water privatisation works

The Government's plan to privatise the water authorities has been plunged into serious difficulty by the widespread non-compliance of the authorities' sewage treatment works with their discharge consents. Ministers have been warned that privatisation may not succeed unless the authorities are freed from the risk of private prosecution for discharging excessive effluent loads.

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