‘Unacceptable’: Regulator blasts water companies for ‘backsliding’ on pollution

Four out of nine water companies are falling short of expected environmental standards, according to figures published today by the Environment Agency which show that pollution incidents from water company sewerage and clean water assets rose from 1,863 in 2018 to 2,204 in 2019 – the highest number for five years.

by Jamie Carpenter
Eustice: Called on poor performing water companies to “step up and do better” (Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images)
Eustice: Called on poor performing water companies to “step up and do better” (Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images)

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