Cross-party bloc of MPs back action on sewage discharge into rivers


Private member’s bill seeks to ensure water firms do more to clean up their act on untreated waste

More than 100 MPs from across different parties are supporting a parliamentary bid to stop water companies discharging untreated sewage into rivers.

Philip Dunne, the Conservative chair of the environmental audit committee, is seeking in a private member’s bill to place a duty on water companies to ensure untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers and inland waterways.

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