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Reports out today from the Environment Agency show that pollution incidents from water companies are falling while the quality of our water environment continues to rise.

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Today’s report from the Consumer Council for Water shows that while written complaints are marginally down on last year, it is the eighth successive annual reduction and written complaints are now down 60% compared to eight years ago.

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UK water companies are leading a global battle against misleading claims that wipes are flushable. These so called ‘flushable’ wet wipes cause misery to millions of people around the world by blocking sewers and contributing to nasty floods in their homes and wider environment.

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An effective response to the significant and growing risk of drought in England and Wales is possible if concerted action is taken now, according to new research published by the water industry today.

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The Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced plans to ban microbeads in cosmetic and cleaning products in the UK by 2017. This follows a report by the Environmental Audit Committee highlighting the damaging impact they can have on the marine environment.

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  1. Quality of UK water environment continues to rise
  2. Complaints fall for eighth successive year
  3. UK water companies lead global battle against 'misleading' wet wipes advertising
  4. Research shows more action needed to protect against growing drought risk
  5. Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017
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