27 Mar 2024

Untreated sewage dumped into England rivers and seas doubles in 2023

North of England Correspondent

The latest Environment Agency data on how much untreated sewage is being dumped into rivers and seas across England makes grim reading.

In 2023, a total of over 3.6 million hours of outflows were recorded – that’s double what it was the year before.

It’s partly down to a very rainy year, and partly due to the fact that for the first time 100 percent of overflows are now being monitored.

We asked to speak to Water UK – the body that represents the water companies – and the government but no one was made available.