Why the courts will not intervene when it comes to a water company’s duty to invest in sewage infrastructure

In June, judges rejected a private claim against a water company for illegal sewage discharges, reasoning that statutory oversight created by Parliament ousted the role of the court when ruling on cases where the only solution was capital investment in England’s sewerage infrastructure. The case shows why the courts will not step into this controversial fray, writes Simon Tilling.

by Simon Tilling

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for free 

Register now and get limited access to ENDS Report content

Sign up


Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com for 12 months
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits

Need to activate your subscription?
Already a subscriber
If you haven't already, activate your subscription here>>
Company Domain Access
If your company or university has a corporate subscription simply register your email address here to gain access