River Action submits evidence to Environmental Audit Committee – Water Quality in Rivers Inquiry
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into water quality in rivers, focusing on the water industry and urban diffuse pollution.
The deadline for the submission of evidence was 5th February 2021.
Environmental Audit Committee Chairman, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, said:
“Despite numerous scathing reports that our water companies are routinely discharging untreated sewage legally into our rivers, we are yet to see any system-wide improvement in river quality. Our new inquiry will be considering how water quality can be improved, how we can push the incidence of water pollution right down and what – if any – changes to monitoring, transparency, enforcement and government guidance to regulators are needed.”
Read River Action’s submission to the inquiry here.