Government announces partial U-turn on water company sewage rules

Cecilia Keating
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There were more than 400,000 raw sewage discharges in waterways in 2020 | Credit: iStock
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There were more than 400,000 raw sewage discharges in waterways in 2020 | Credit: iStock

It comes just a day after the government published 1,200-word defence of its decision to vote against stricter legal controls on pumping raw sewage into rivers and seas

The government has caved in to a partial U-turn in response to a growing furore over sewage rules, yesterday confirming plans to table an amendment to the Environment Bill requiring water companies to...

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