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The public remain largely unaware of the responsibilities water companies and other stakeholders have to conserve the natural world, or of the work the sector undertakes. Most agreed environmental concerns should be more important than lowering bills or making services accessible.
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The Environment Agency has proposed allowing water companies up to 25 years to deliver on environmental programmes and extending the timeframe for the Water Industry National Environmental Programme (WINEP) from five to ten years.
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An Environment Agency report called for further research into how low quality rivers socially impact communities living closest to them. The urban environment report noted pollutants to waterways from surface run-off that would worsen as climate change becomes more extreme.
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Thames Water has set up a fast-track pollution reporting system for members of the public to report incidents. The company said it would send a dedicated team to assess the situation within two hours.
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The UK has fallen behind on adapting to climate change and the gap between the level of risk faced and mitigation efforts underway has widened alarmingly, according to a damning report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
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The water regulator has approved plans from the sector to invest £2.8 billion in environmental projects to build back better including wastewater treatment projects, flood protection schemes, habitat and biodiversity protection, and to cut pollution.
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The environmental, as well as the financial, cost should be factored into the price of a litre of water, according to the chair of the APPG on chalk streams who said Ofwat should support companies in their environmental commitments
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Yorkshire Water is adding more than 4,000 square metres of ponds to one of its wastewater treatment sites that will use 25 different species of plant to remove phosphorous from the water before it is returned to the environment. The plants have been selected to promote diverse habitats, with particular attention given to creating environments which support bees and other pollinators.
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An environmental NGO has called for government to end its obsession with lower bills and allow the water sector to properly invest in infrastructure. The Salmon and Trout Conservation group asked government to remove obstructions that prevent the Environment Agency from monitoring polluters
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Pollution incidents caused by water and sewerage companies plateaued in 2019/20 against an overall drop in the number of incidents a report from the Environment Agency shows. Introducing the report, chief executive James Bevan warned that environmental protection and enhancement will come at a cost.
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