More than 100 MPs from across different parties are supporting a parliamentary bid to stop water companies discharging untreated sewage into rivers.

Philip Dunne, the Conservative chair of the environmental audit committee, is seeking in a private member’s bill to place a duty on water companies to ensure untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers and inland waterways.

The second reading of Dunne’s bill takes place on 22 January. It will require water companies to set out plans to progressively reduce their reliance on the use of combined sewer overflows (CSOs), which discharge untreated effluent after heavy rain.

From the Guardian

And the campaign to reduce, or indeed eliminate, sewage overflows is picking up momentum across the country, including in the River Tamar, the River Erewash, the River Windrush and elsewhere.

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