Exclusive: water firms discharged raw sewage into England’s rivers 200,000 times in 2019

Water companies in England discharged raw sewage into rivers on more than 200,000 occasions last year, according to data obtained by the Guardian. The analysis reveals untreated human waste was released into streams and rivers for more than 1.5m hours in 2019. The figures, obtained via environmental information requests, trace releases of sewage from storm … Continue reading Exclusive: water firms discharged raw sewage into England’s rivers 200,000 times in 2019