River Health

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 22nd July 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

Leighton sewage works pumped raw sewage into the River Ouzel for 149 hours in 2019, and in March this year waste water was pumped into the river for several weeks at Mardle Road. Volunteers Ruth Mundy and Liz Hooper report the absence of ducks, egrets and kingfishers, which were common in the past. Will the new director of water quality at the Environment Agency be able to achieve a rapid and sustained improvement?