‘Duped by inaccurate data’: 95% of Thames Water’s illegal raw sewage spills ‘unreported’, finds analysis

Thames Water is not reporting the majority of its illegal discharges of untreated sewage to the Environment Agency, according to an analysis of water company spills that campaigners say demonstrates that an official annual assessment of water companies' environmental performance is deeply flawed.

by Rachel Salvidge
Raw sewage is frequently dumped into rivers such as the Thames. Photograph: Allan Baxter / Getty Images
Raw sewage is frequently dumped into rivers such as the Thames. Photograph: Allan Baxter / Getty Images

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