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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Seas and Oceans (1 Dec 2021)

Rebecca Pow: The Environment Agency (EA) does not have access to the Surfers Against Sewage notification dataset and therefore cannot comment on the accuracy of spill notifications made by Water and Sewerage Companies (WaSCs) to third party organisations. We expect that, as this data is provided in near real time to Surfers Against Sewage, there will have been limited opportunity for WaSCs to quality...

Rivers and Coastal Waters: Sewage - Question (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that our forebears who built our sewerage system sought to work with nature so as to reduce tremendously the amount of sewage discharge into natural watercourses but not to eliminate it; that the cost of going for total elimination at this stage would be enormous; and that it is important to consult the consumer before any dramatic pledges are made to see...

Ickford: Flood Risk (23 Nov 2021)

Greg Smith: images of trees being cut down and hedges removed despite being protected, and the developer is not willing to hear their concerns. Compounding the issues, the village also has an inadequate sewerage system. During periods of heavy rain, the Thames Water network simply cannot cope due to surface water ingress, so raw sewage bubbles up into the roads. I have been pushing Thames Water for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: NI Water: Funding Crisis (22 Nov 2021)

Nichola Mallon: the event that it cannot be sufficiently funded for the remainder of the financial year. The impact of rising energy costs has placed the sustainability of an effective and efficient water and sewerage service under extreme pressure. Living within current budget allocations during this period of unprecedented rising energy costs significantly increases the possibility of a detrimental...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Greater London (22 Nov 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...lead local flood authority will work with other risk management authorities. This includes the local highways authorities, who are responsible for highway and gully maintenance, and the water and sewerage companies who operate and maintain the public sewer network. Water and sewerage companies are regulated by Ofwat, the independent economic regulator for water. Ofwat will hold the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Supply (17 Nov 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...action is required and it is committed to reducing demand for water and increasing supply in parallel. b) Through the Environment Act, the Government will make statutory the requirement for sewerage undertakers to develop and publish a drainage and sewerage management plan to assess fully their network capacity, infrastructure needs and impact of their activities on the environment. This...

Water Companies: Sewage Discharge — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (15 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: ..., because it means every single day. While we have been debating, the water companies have been routinely discharging raw sewage—not because of extreme weather in the last hour, but because of a sewerage system that cannot cope with the level of demand being placed on it, and the lack of investment in it. The Bill that we have passed in the past week—the Environment Act 2021—set out...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewers: Infrastructure (10 Nov 2021)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to help ensure that sewerage and drainage infrastructure has capacity to manage waste sewage and drainage water.

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion C (9 Nov 2021)

...—“Reduction of adverse impact of storm overflowsIn Chapter 4 of Part 4 of the Water Industry Act 1991, after section 141EB insert—“141EC Reduction of adverse impact of storm overflows(1) A sewerage undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England must secure a progressive reduction in the adverse impact of discharges from the undertaker’s storm overflows.(2) The reference in...

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (9 Nov 2021)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: ..., talked about the considerable public support for his amendment, including from water companies, which he said just want more public investment from the Government in order to improve the sewerage system. He also expressed concern that the government amendment is considerably weaker than his in some aspects. We strongly supported the Duke on this issue, and believe that his original...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Environment Strategy (9 Nov 2021)

Edwin Poots: ...Lough Erne — are very precious assets to not just County Fermanagh but all of us. The protection of facilities such as, although not exclusively, the water bodies in Fermanagh is critical. Our sewerage infrastructure has been challenged because, in many areas, much of the waste infrastructure is linked to storm infrastructure. The consequence is that, when we get heavy rain, storm water...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Lake District (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...water quality; as well as developing UU’s drainage and wastewater management plans and delivering the UU’s green recovery programme. The Environment Bill, which will place future drainage and sewerage management plans on a statutory footing, also legislates for a package of measures to tackle storm overflows, which will help to reduce harm from sewage across all parts of the country,...

Environment Bill: Clause 24 - Guidance on the OEP’s Enforcement Policy and Functions (8 Nov 2021)

Geraint Davies: .... But does he agree that we also need on-roof water capture with water butts, upstream water capture, and downstream and water processing plant capture so that we can take the pressure off the sewerage system when there is flash flooding, and sort out this problem without immediate massive investment in the sewers?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tourist Attractions: Sewage (4 Nov 2021)

Rebecca Pow: progressively reduce the impact of sewage discharges. Furthermore, our Environment Bill also includes the following new duties directly on water companies to:publish statutory Drainage and Sewerage Management Plans, for the first time, setting out how they will reduce overflows, as well as detailing other improvements, and provides the power for government to direct companies if these...

Catchment Based Approach’s Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy 2021 - Question for Short Debate (3 Nov 2021)

Lord Addington: ...say, “You should have learned your lesson by now.” That is when I heard things about phosphorus run-off, ground water pollution, and the fact we had a crumbling Victorian infrastructure for our sewerage system and how it was all going to be saved and stopped by privatisation. There is a ring of that coming through. I could go on and follow my noble friend in the details he has put...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Water Quality and Safety at North Down Coastal Bathing Areas (2 Nov 2021)

Gordon Lyons: ...together. He mentioned the Department for Infrastructure in particular, and we can all agree that a cross-departmental approach is required. Mr Chambers gave us, in graphic detail, a history of sewerage infrastructure in North Down. Every day is a school day, and I certainly know a lot more about the subject than I did an hour ago. I am grateful to him for that, but he raises some...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (2 Nov 2021)

Gareth Thomas: ...the Budget, and there is no sense of the need to give consumers more power. Many hon. Friends on this side of the House have rightly described the huge windfalls that the shareholders in water and sewerage companies have attracted over the years, and it is surely high time for consumers to be given significant power to decide when a discharge should take place, for example, or whether a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Housing Crisis (2 Nov 2021)

Paul Frew: ...a fundamental issue that it should be an Executive-wide issue and should be part of the Programme for Government. There are so many items and issues that impinge on housing, not least the water and sewerage capacity problem that we all face at present. I want to talk about the positives in my constituency of North Antrim, particularly Ballymena, where, over the last number of years, we...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (2 Nov 2021)

Rebecca Pow: Eliminating harm from storm overflows is a Government priority, but we know that it will involve significant change and take time to achieve. The age of our Victorian sewerage system means a complete elimination of discharges from storm overflows would be extremely challenging and require full separation of pipes across the country, alongside other additional infrastructure. Initial...

Farming Rules for Water - Question (1 Nov 2021)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: When will the Government be as tough on water and sewerage companies as they are on farmers? They seem to be very firm on the rules for farmers, yet last week, in a vote in the other place, they were quite happy to turn a blind eye to the sewage discharges of water companies that have been going on for 30 years. When will the Government be tough on water companies and their sewage discharges?

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