26 Aug 2022

Government to crack down on water companies dumping sewage into sea

The government has promised to crack down on UK water companies which dump sewage into the sea – insisting today it would slash storm discharges by 25% over the next three years.

But as people head to the seaside over the bank holiday weekend – protesters have taken to the beaches, with campaigners in St Leonards-on-Sea accusing their local water company of putting profit before people.

Warning: There is some slightly strong language in this report.