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Water UK response to Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan consultation

Responding to the announcement of the Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan consultation a Water UK spokesperson said: 

“If implemented, these historic proposals represent the single biggest investment in the water environment since the 1990s. This level of transformation will require significant new investment over the next decade, building on the £3.1bn of spending between now and 2025.

“Crucially, meeting the targets will also rely on Government taking action: first, to reduce the many years of regulatory approvals needed to improve some overflows; second, to close loopholes like housing developers’ right to overload sewers; and finally, action on flushed wet wipes that cause spill-triggering fatbergs.”