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Water UK response to Government's Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan

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

“This plan represents a step forward in the urgent collective mission to tackle our reliance on storm overflows and builds on the spending from water companies that’s already underway. Companies agree there is an urgent need to do more and are ready to invest to achieve these ambitious plans.

 "Additional action from government, regulators and other sectors could bring greater environmental benefits.  Government should close the loophole that allows housing developers the right to overload sewers and also take action on the flushed wet wipes that create the fatbergs that cause so many blockages. A greater focus on keeping rainwater out of sewers, via measures such as sustainable drainage, would also tackle the source of the problem and help bring about the transformation we all want to see.”