Water company spill trigger details under review

The Environment Agency is doing more work on changes to water company permits after industry and NGOs said proposals were “oversimplified”

by Isabella Kaminski
Some high-risk storm overflows associated with bathing or shellfish waters are spilling much more often than their design expectations. Photograph: Dominic Alves/123RF
Some high-risk storm overflows associated with bathing or shellfish waters are spilling much more often than their design expectations. Photograph: Dominic Alves/123RF

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