Water sector criticised for ‘unacceptable’ performance last year

Water companies’ efforts to protect the environment in 2018 have been described as ‘simply unacceptable’, with all but one major player failing to perform at the level expected. In its report on the industry, published today, the Environment Agency says last year marked a reversal of the gradual improvements seen since 2011. It is the first time the EA has described water company performance as ‘simply unacceptable’, with serious pollution incidents increasing.

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