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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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Severn Trent is ramping up its use of smart sewer monitoring devices after the success of a trial. The company reported 25 per cent fewer blockages and a 15 per cent reduction in pollution incidents during the first year of AMP7
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The first English river to be designated as a bathing water space is the Wharfe in Ilkley, Yorkshire, after mass public support for the move. Yorkshire Water has reduced the need for storm overflows and the EA will monitor water quality from May
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A parliamentary committee on river pollution has launched an inquiry into a range of issues - from inland bathing waters to the efficacy of Ofwat’s regulation and the cost of reducing storm overflows.
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Most water companies in England and Wales are failing to meet their per capita consumption targets, with overall performance deteriorating by 2 per cent since 2012/13 and pollution incidents up year on year, Ofwat’s service delivery report for 2018/19 has shown.
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In our latest review of sector coverage across the national newspapers, pollution of waterways has come under scrutiny along with the Environment Agency’s handling of pollution by farmers and water companies in recent years; an alliance of gas and oil giants has formed to speed up the decarbonisation of industry and power; Cadent pledges 40,000 meals for school children.
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There needs to be “a big step forward” in the ambition of water companies to reduce pollution incidents and manage wastewater in response to growing public scrutiny, a senior figure at the Environment Agency has warned. 
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The Environment Agency's prosecution against Southern Water for breaching environmental permits between 2010-15 has had its first court hearing, with Southern entering no plea to the 51 charges.
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More beaches than ever before have been classified with 'excellent' or 'good' bathing water by Defra. There has been a rise in water quality on the beaches since the early 1990s. This year 93 per cent of beaches were classed good or above
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