Wipeout! England to ban almost all wet wipes

Next year, a ban is set to be implemented, but critics argue that this is not the first time the government has promised to tackle the issue of wet wipes

Water companies face unlimited fines for dumping sewage

The government reportedly plans to introduce unlimited fines for water companies found guilty of dumping sewage into rivers and seas

Water sector is ‘failing’ on pollution

That’s the claim of a committee report, stating both Ofwat and the government are failing in supporting the water industry

Ofwat: ‘Water companies letting down environment’

Serious pollution incidents have risen from 2021 – and £132m in fines have been issued

Water firms forced to reduce bills by nearly £150m

Southern Water and Thames Water will have to return almost £80 million to their customers

UK’s sewage plan faces legal challenge

The government has been urged to withdraw its recently announced storm overflow discharge reduction plan

Drinking treated sewage is the future, says EA chief

Sir James Bevan has said people need to be “less squeamish” about where drinking water comes from

“Liz Truss has sewage on her hands”

Liz Truss has been criticised over her alleged decision to cut Environment Agency’s budget while she was in charge of Defra

Government under investigation over handling of combined sewer overflows

It aims to determine whether Ofwat, the Environment Agency and the Environment Secretary have failed to comply with their respective duties in relation to the regulation

Companies fined for sewage leak killing fish

A £60k fine was given out after more than 2,400 fish were killed