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Staggering 31,623 sewage dumps by Anglian Water last year

28 Mar 2024
Sewage discharge into a water course

Steff Aquarone, Liberal Democrat candidate to be North Norfolk’s next MP, is calling for tougher action against sewage dumping in local waters, including replacing Ofwat with a tougher regulator. He has also called for a ban on bonuses for water company bosses whose firms have dumped sewage into waterways.

Conservative MPs have consistently voted against measures which would have helped to tackle the crisis, including Duncan Baker here in North Norfolk.

Steff Aquarone said:

“It is a complete scandal that filthy sewage is being pumped into our rivers and sea.

“I grew up here in North Norfolk, and enjoyed regular trips to the beach with my mum and sisters. It sickens me to think that now, when I build sandcastles with my own children, we’re surrounded by sewage.

“It beggars belief that Duncan Baker and his Conservative colleagues have consistently allowed water firms to get away with this environmental vandalism. 

"Local people are understandably furious that Conservative politicians blocked tougher action on these disgraced firms. Here in North Norfolk, not only is it the environment at stake, it’s also our tourism economy.

"The Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action to stop sewage being dumped in local rivers and beaches, including replacing OfWat with a regulator that has real teeth to clamp down on these polluting firms. We have also called for a ban on bonuses for water company fat cats whose firms have pumped filth into our waterways."



The latest Environment Agency data can be found here.

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