Results 61–80 of 4731 for sewerage

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Environment Protection (3 Aug 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the Environment Agency following the publication of its report Water and sewerage companies in England: environmental performance report for 2020 on 13 July, in particular regarding its decision to grant the highest environmental performance rating to five water companies, despite the overall failure of the industry to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water: Fines (2 Aug 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...other government receipts which fund public expenditure. In June 2019, Ofwat imposed a penalty package on Southern Water of £126 million for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewerage plants and for deliberately misreporting its performance. Of the £126 million Ofwat penalty package, £3 million was paid as a fine, while the remaining £123 million was to be reimbursed...

Questions to the Mayor of London — 8 Albert Embankment (1): 8 Albert Embankment (1) (30 Jul 2021)

Sadiq Khan: ...249,170.68 Cleaning and Domestic Supplies 28,577.17 Energy Costs 77,436.48 Fixtures & Fittings 247.15 Grounds Maintenance 131.64 Premises Security 1,350.00 Property Rates 137,678.20 Water & Sewerage Rates 13,835.14 Other Property Services 11,364.84 Sub total £ 519,791.30 Security (Rear Block Site) 83,416.30 Grand Total £603,207.60

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Urban Areas (28 Jul 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...includes actions to support surface water flood risk actions. We are putting water company Drainage and Wastewater Plans on a statutory footing through the Environment Bill, to ensure drainage and sewerage systems are resilient to withstand the current and future pressures on them. Lead Local Flood Authorities (county and unitary authorities) have the leadership role on surface water flood...

Backbench Business: Planning — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (15 Jul 2021)

Ruth Cadbury: ...are a car drive away from buying a pint of milk or taking the children to school; estates with roads with no pavements and massive traffic congestion in the area, no broadband and inadequate water, sewerage and even electricity. What is going to happen when the target number of people in this country own electric vehicles and need to charge them overnight? Will our electricity system be...

Business of the House (15 Jul 2021)

Felicity Buchan: ...suffered from extreme flooding, with Portobello Road in effect becoming a river and more than 2,500 reports of flooding being logged. Does my right hon. Friend agree that our drainage and sewerage systems need to be able to cope with thunderstorms, and the water companies need to do everything to achieve that end?

Environment Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 286 (14 Jul 2021)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...needs to reduce them by 89%. That, of course, is of intimate concern to the Environment Bill, as it is wrapped up in artificial fertiliser use, factory farming, soil erosion and the management of sewerage. Phosphorus, on 85%, is only marginally less bad and tied with many of the same issues. Proposed subsection (4) addresses the need for new goals, new vision and indicators—something...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 194AA (7 Jul 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...play a key role in managing water levels, reducing flood risks, supporting local growth, and protecting critical infrastructure in urban and rural areas. Furthermore, by placing a statutory duty on sewerage companies to produce drainage and sewerage management plans, we are addressing long-term drainage planning and capacity, which helps to address sewer and surface water flooding. Section...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 188 (7 Jul 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...strict rules governing this. We are confident that companies are undertaking comprehensive assessments of their plans to set out their priorities in price review 2024, including priorities around sewerage assets to mitigate any impacts on water quality. I turn to Amendments 188A, 188B and 188C from the noble Lord, Lord Cameron. I reassure the noble Lord that the power in Clause 83(1) will...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 165 (7 Jul 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 165: After Clause 78, insert the following new Clause—“Storm overflowsIn Part 4 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (sewerage services), after Chapter 3 insert—“CHAPTER 4STORM OVERFLOWS141A Storm overflow discharge reduction plan(1) The Secretary of State must prepare a plan for the purposes of—(a) reducing...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: I thank all noble Lords for their thoughtful and helpful contributions on these important issues. The drainage and sewerage management plans introduced by Clause 78 will deliver improvements for both customers and the environment. They will be produced at least every five years and cover a 25-year planning horizon, enabling sewerage undertakers to develop and maintain a complete picture of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Northern Ireland Water: Long-term Funding (6 Jul 2021)

Alan Chambers: ...(NIW), albeit there has been a welcome increase in capital funding for NIW this year, it needs a long-term plan, with significantly greater funding in subsequent years, to develop the water and sewerage infrastructure to allow new homes and businesses to be built and, importantly, to mitigate localised flooding. (AQT 1522/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Housing: NI Water (6 Jul 2021)

Alan Chambers: 2. Mr Chambers asked the Minister for Infrastructure how many housing proposals have been delayed or abandoned because NI Water did not have sewerage or water infrastructure in place to facilitate additional housing in the last five years. (AQO 2351/17-22)

Environment Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 162 (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: ...but dramatic rise in planned housing provision and the fact that we probably have too many people per cubic metre of water in many parts of our country—it is important that the drainage and sewerage management plans work. The amendment is designed to ensure that the plans work not only for present and future customers but for the environment. Above all, and I stress this, it is important...

Environment Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 161A (to Amendment 161) (5 Jul 2021)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...water quality. To pick up on some of the contributions, the noble Lord, Lord Chidgey, rightly raised the environmental damage that can be done by septic tanks and the need to link them to the main sewerage system. As he said, their existence is a primitive legacy of a pre-industrial age and a symptom of a lack of investment in the infrastructure over many years. My noble friend Lord Whitty...

Environment Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 161 (5 Jul 2021)

...coming into force; and(b) in every calendar year after the year in which that first report is published.(2) Reports under this section must include assessments of—(a) the performance of the sewerage assets of each water company; and(b) the quantities of treated and untreated sewage discharged into inland waters from those assets.””Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment...

Environment Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 160A (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, I declare my environmental interests as in the register. I support the noble Lord, Lord Cameron of Dillington, and his Amendment 163A, which encourages sewerage under-takers to consider nature-based solutions for wastewater treatment. We have new and emerging threats in trying to treat wastewater. We have microplastics and increasing levels of hormones and other pharmaceuticals, as...

Environment Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 119 (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...economy. On Amendments 120 and 120A, tabled by the noble Lords, Lord Bradshaw and Lord Chidgey, respectively, the Government echo the concern around the Committee surrounding the damage caused to sewerage systems and the wider environment by the incorrect disposal and abundance of wet wipes and the use of inappropriate cleaning products, a point also made by the noble Baroness, Lady Scott...

Environment Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 73 (28 Jun 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...I am arguing for the importance of leaving the courts with a power to impose a financial penalty, as in this case, upon an unsuccessful body—including, for example, statutory undertakings such as sewerage and water undertakers—which has been found to be in breach of environmental law. It is extremely important that, in the context of what we are asking the OEP to do in the remit of the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Pollution Control (28 Jun 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...water companies and government will help to reduce pollution in rivers - protecting wildlife and public health. Water companies are for the first time currently producing comprehensive Drainage and Sewerage Management Plans to assess the capacity of their wastewater networks. We are also taking steps through the Environment Bill to require water companies to produce such Plans on a...


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