Rural residents blighted by rats in their water supply

People living in rural communities are forced to deal with rats, tadpoles and brown bath water on a daily basis because they are not connected to a mains water supply, MPs have heard. The blight of rural communities was raised in a Westminster Hall debate in which the government came under fire for failing to support those living in properties without a water mains connection. MP Simon Clarke proposed new legislation and called on Defra to fund connections in exceptional circumstances.

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