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

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