MAPPED: 700 sewage outfalls under investigation for frequent spills

Hundreds of CSOs are being investigated for the frequency of their sewage spills, according to ENDS' analysis of the water industry national environment programme (WINEP), but it will be some years before any action is taken. The Environment Agency has been working with water firms to come up with the 2020-25 WINEP, which is estimated to cost around £4.6bn. ENDS analysis of the programme coupled with data from a freedom of information request shows that 727 CSOs need to be investigated for the frequency of their spills.

by Rachel Salvidge

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