DEFRA: Measures to reduce harm from storm overflows to be made law

Measures to reduce sewage discharges from storm overflows will be put into law “as part of an ambitious agenda to build back greener from the pandemic”, DEFRA has announced.

by Becca Challis
A part of Yorkshire’s river Wharfe has been designated a bathing water following a campaign which claimed a 1km stretch popular for swimming is beset by sewage pollution (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
A part of Yorkshire’s river Wharfe has been designated a bathing water following a campaign which claimed a 1km stretch popular for swimming is beset by sewage pollution (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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