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Water UK responds to announcement of measures to reduce harm from storm overflows

Water UK responds to the announcement from the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs that measures to reduce harm from storm overflows are to be made law.

Christine McGourty, Water UK Chief Executive, said:

“Water companies are absolutely committed to playing their part in reducing any harm from storm overflows, and that’s why they’re investing £1.1bn over the next five years on this, as part of a wider £5bn programme of environmental improvements.

“We’re playing a leading role in the overflows taskforce that’s been set up to accelerate progress, and we strongly support the close collaboration that’s needed across multiple sectors to bring about the long-term change in the health of our rivers that everyone wants to see.”