Water sector ducks questions over condition of sewage spill pipes

Many water firms are not assessing and disclosing the condition of thousands of pipes which regularly pump raw sewage into rivers and seas across the country because the Environment Agency does not require them to do so, ENDS can reveal.

by Rachel Salvidge
Thousands of outfalls dump raw sewage into rivers and seas across the UK. Photograph: Douglas Sacha/Getty Images
Thousands of outfalls dump raw sewage into rivers and seas across the UK. Photograph: Douglas Sacha/Getty Images

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