Boss of English water firm fined over sewage says he would swim in rivers

Boss of English water firm fined over sewage says he would swim in rivers

MPs challenge heads of five water companies over ‘routine’ discharges into English waterways

A water company boss has told MPs he would swim in the rivers and sea in the area where he lives, as he and others were challenged over “routine” dumping of raw sewage.

The heads of the five largest privatised companies – Southern Water, South West Water, Northumbrian, Severn Trent and Thames Water – were questioned on Wednesday over discharges of raw effluent into rivers.

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