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.”