Water Quality

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 9th December 2021.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Improving water quality is a priority for this Government. We are the first Government to work to tackle the historic issue of storm overflows, including by placing a duty on water companies through our landmark Environment Act 2021. That duty builds on the expectation for the water industry to achieve a significant reduction in harm from storm overflows, as laid out in our draft strategic policy statement for Ofwat.