31 Mar 2022

Raw sewage released into English rivers at a rate of a thousand times a day

North of England Correspondent

Raw sewage is being released into rivers in England at a rate of more than a thousand times a day by water firms, according to new figures published today.

The government has promised the largest overhaul of the UK’s sewer system for decades to tackle the problem – they’re aiming to slash the amount of raw sewage overflows into rivers almost in half by 2040.

Although critics say the new plan lacks urgency.