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Response to the Environment Agency’s annual report on environmental performance

In response to the Environment Agency’s annual report on the environmental performance of England’s water and sewerage companies, Christine McGourty, Chief Executive of Water UK, said:

“This year’s results show that, overall, industry must do better. Although there were companies that demonstrated excellent performance, the total number of serious pollution incidents was too high, bucking the recent trend of year-on-year improvements. Tackling this is our single biggest priority and every company has a comprehensive plan in place to make that happen.

“Last year the majority of companies achieved the highest possible rating from the Environment Agency, on the back of the lowest number of serious pollution incidents ever. We need to see an urgent return to those kind of results, with every company matching the performance of the best.”