Environment Agency misses water and waste targets again

The Environment Agency is continuing to miss its own targets to improve water quality and tackle the growing problem of waste crime, according to its own assessment.

The agency’s scorecard, published today, covers the first quarter of 2019/20 and looks at its performance across 12 goals, including improving the water environment, creating new habitats and reducing the number of high risk illegal waste sites. 

On water, the agency aimed to reduce the most serious pollution incidents to 400 in the last 12 months but reported 460 in total. It also aimed to “make healthier” 970 kilometres of water bodies during the quarter, but only managed to improve 951km. 

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here