Consultation launched on the largest overhaul of the national sewer system to tackle storm sewage discharges:
The amount of sewage discharged by water companies from storm overflows, including into the rivers and seas is unacceptable.
The Government have already been acting, with record-breaking fines for water companies, but I want Ministers to go even further.
From 2025, the Government will launch the largest programme to tackle storm discharges in history. I will continue to work with Ministers to ensure these plans protect the environment and hold water companies to account.
I encourage people to participate in the Government’s consultation to make sure their views contribute to solving this vital issue.
You can find out more, and complete the consultation via the link below: