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Water UK statement on the Environment Bill

A Water UK spokesperson said: “The water industry recognises the need for urgent action on storm overflows as part of our commitment to protecting the environment. That is why we strongly support the Government’s efforts to tackle overflows, and are pleased to see important new measures in the Environment Bill for eliminating harm.

“We have been working closely with environment groups and others to agree a plan of action for making the swift progress we all want to see. A crucial part of that will be Government giving clear direction to regulators via its “Strategic Policy Statement”, which is essential for enabling the schemes and investment needed to transform our sewerage infrastructure.”