DEFRA to deregulate small sewage discharges despite pollution concerns

Owners of domestic septic tanks will no longer have to register with the Environment Agency, but there is concern about the cumulative impact of thousands of small effluent discharges

by Isabella Kaminski
There are estimated to be about a million small sewage treatment plants in England (photograph: gozzoli/123RF)
There are estimated to be about a million small sewage treatment plants in England (photograph: gozzoli/123RF)

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