Can water firms turn the tide on sewage pollution?

With more pollution incidents per 10,000km of sewer than any other company in England, Southern Water came bottom of the class, and with a one-star rating hanging round its neck like the proverbial albatross, in the latest Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) report from the Environment Agency.

by James Fair
Water companies need to reduce sewage pollution. Photograph: Robert Brook/Science Photo Library/Getty Images
Water companies need to reduce sewage pollution. Photograph: Robert Brook/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

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