On 18 November 2021, the Environment Agency (EA) and Ofwat announced separate major investigations into possible unauthorised discharges at thousands of wastewater treatment works. The Environment Agency is now investigating more than 2,200 wastewater treatment works (WWTW) that discharge into English waters. This relates to all water and sewage companies. The Environment Agency’s initial assessment indicates that […]

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Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party would abolish Ofwat Reported in The Times Water companies are routinely able to dump sewage in rivers in England and Wales because the regulator is “pointless” and lacks real teeth, the leader of the Liberal Democrats has said. Sir Ed Davey said Ofwat should be replaced with a […]

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