Councillors Mark Roberts and Lisa Smart testing water quality in the River Goyt

Stop sewage

Water companies pumped sewage into our rivers and lakes for more 13,372 hours last year.

The Conservatives are letting them get away with it and want taxpayers to pay to fix the problem. With the latest legislation passed by Government, they even allowed water companies to pollute our waters unchecked until 2035.

Lib Dem run Stockport Council has become the first council in the country to launch an official Sewage Inquiry. The results will be published soon.

Water companies need to clean up their own mess and stop dumping sewage in our rivers and lakes.

It's time for a 16% sewage tax on their £2.2 billion annual profits to improve our sewage system and protect our rivers and lakes.

Show your support for the campaign by signing our petition today...

Stop sewage pollution!

I/we the undersigned call upon the Conservative Government to stop water companies from dumping sewage into our lakes, rivers and seas, by taxing the £2.2bn annual profits of water companies to improve our sewage system.

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Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey, inspecting water quality in the River Goyt with Lisa Smart MP
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MPs demand more from United Utilities

New MPs Lisa Smart and Tom Morrison have written to United Utilities chief executive Louise Beardmore requesting a face to face meeting to challenge the water company on the levels of sewage dumping in local rivers and waterways.

19 Jul 2024

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