Ofwat launches investigation into illegal sewage spills

clock • 5 min read
The chief executive of Ofwat has written a second letter to UK water companies in five months, following reports of illegal sewage dumping in seas and rivers
Image:

The chief executive of Ofwat has written a second letter to UK water companies in five months, following reports of illegal sewage dumping in seas and rivers

Major new investigation from Ofwat and Environment Agency aims to tackle fears water companies are releasing sewage into waterways in breach of environmental permits

The water services regulation authority Ofwat has this week launched a major new investigation to try and uncover the extent to which water companies are illegally releasing sewage into waterways. The...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Access our Intelligence Reports and exclusive data-rich studies on business-critical aspects of the green economy (BG Advanced members only)
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Biodiversity

Credit: Earth Negotiations Bulletin

'A unique opportunity': Why calls are growing for new rules to protect 'nature markets'

A new report has pinned the overall value of nature markets at a huge $10tr - but will it cut through with decision makers at COP15?

Cecilia Keating
clock 07 December 2022 • 5 min read
COP15: Any global pact for nature must send clear signals to business

COP15: Any global pact for nature must send clear signals to business

COP15 must culminate in a pact that sets a clear direction of travel for business committed to building a sustainable economy, writes Capitals' Coalition's Mark Gough

Mark Gough, Capitals Coalition
clock 07 December 2022 • 4 min read
View of the dais during the COP15 opending plenary on December 6 | Credit: IISD/ENB

'Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction': As COP15 talks kick off, calls mount for ambitious outcome

UN Secretary General warns humanity's current treatment of nature amounts to a suicide mission, as first day of critical nature talks open in Montreal

Cecilia Keating
clock 07 December 2022 • 4 min read