Sewage: Rivers:Written question - 912191

Asked by John Grogan

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Asked on: 25 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sewage: Rivers
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of sewage discharges on water quality in rivers.
Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 25 July 2019

Last year, the Environment Agency (EA) reported that there had been good progress in meeting water quality targets. Since 1995, investment in sewage treatment has achieved a 61% reduction in the amount of phosphorus and a 72% reduction in the amount of ammonia discharged to rivers. We will continue to work with the water companies.

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