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Water UK response to storm overflow spill data publication

Responding to the publication of storm overflow spill data in England, a Water UK spokesperson said:

“These results are unacceptable and demonstrate exactly why we urgently need regulatory approval to upgrade our system so it can better cope with the weather. 

“We have a plan to sort this out by tripling investment which will cut spills by 40% by 2030 – more than double the Government’s target. 

“We now need the regulator Ofwat to give us the green light so that we can get on with it. The Government should do its bit by delivering the ten commitments it has previously made, which would eliminate tens of thousands of sewage spills.”