Water firms urged to unveil plans to protect rivers after ‘regular’ sewage spills

Ofwat expects water companies to publish plans that run up to March 2025 and they should support any forthcoming targets from government regarding improvements to river quality

Environment Bill: New legal duties on water companies to tackle sewage discharges

During wet weather, storm overflows act to prevent sewers becoming overloaded with a combination of sewage and rain and release diluted wastewater into rivers

Water companies pledge to provide real-time data on sewage overflows

The Storm Overflows Taskforce has agreed to set a long term goal to eliminate harm from storm overflows as part of efforts to tackle river pollution