MPs pass compromise to cut sewage dumping by water companies

MPs pass compromise to cut sewage dumping by water companies

Campaigners doubt amendment creates legal duty to stop releasing raw sewage into waterways

A government compromise aimed, ministers said, at cutting raw sewage dumping by water companies was passed by MPs on Monday after Conservative rebels backed ministers.

Campaigners for clean water said they were disappointed that what they viewed as a less stringent amendment had been approved. They said the government’s compromise was too weak and did not create a legal duty on water companies to stop releasing raw sewage into waterways.

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