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Water companies fail to cut river pollution

Water companies continue to fail to cut pollution from raw sewage spills into rivers and coastal waters, according to the Angling Trust.

New report published

According to the Environment Agency’s ‘Water and Sewerage Companies in England: Environmental Performance Report for 2020’, of the nine water and sewage companies covered by the report “no water company achieved all the environmental expectations set out for 2015 to 2020”.

Water company performance varied

The report said that the performance of water companies varied, ranging from those who have come near to meeting requirement over the last five years, or meeting some requirements some years, to those companies that have failed year on year to even come close to meeting requirements. Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, said: “…some companies are still failing in their duty to the environment and there remains a tendency to reach for excuses rather than grasp the nettle.”

Read the full report on the Angling Trust website

Written by Peter Cliff
With career in PR and journalism, Peter has written for most the major angling publications and enjoyed fishing for the last 50 years.

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