57% increase in hours of sewage dumped by Severn Trent Water last year 

27 Mar 2024
How MP's voted

Worcestershire Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action against sewage dumping in local rivers, including replacing Ofwat with a tougher regulator. The party 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, all six MPs for Worcestershire.

County Councillor for Pershore, Dan Boatright-Greene, who represents the Liberal Democrats on the Environment Scrutiny Committee at County Hall said:

“It is a complete scandal that sewage is being pumped into Worcestershire’s rivers and waterways. 

“It’s beggars belief that Conservative MPs have allowed water firms to get away with this environmental vandalism. Local people are furious that Conservative politicians blocked tougher action on these disgraced firms. The investment being promised is piecemeal and there is no clear evidence that it will improve the condition of our rivers.

"The Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action to stop sewage being dumped in local rivers 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."

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