The Government has written to three London Boroughs directing them not to grant planning permission on several sites for the Thames Tideway Tunnel without central authorisation.
Northern Ireland Water has been fined £4,000 plus court costs of £31 after pumping untreated sewage into a waterway.
Severn Trent Water has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay £5262.26 in costs after a sewage discharge without an environmental permit.
Water regulator Ofwat has issued a consultation on changing its approach to information provision in a bid to “empower” consumers.
Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh told the Labour conference yesterday that a Labour government would force water companies to offer social tariffs to help poorer customers.
A key Government adviser has said that the Government’s new Water Bill will not address the serious challenges posed by flood risk – and that massive additional investment will be required.
The Welsh Government is introducing changes today (1 Oct) to ensure new sewers and lateral drains within the operating area of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water are built to a minimum standard.
There is still no formal legal requirement for Lead Local Flood Authorities to implement their flood risk management strategies by a specified deadline, despite criticism from a Parliamentary Committee.
The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has today published a detailed plan setting out the Government’s timetable and deadlines for improving environmental regulations and removing unnecessary red tape.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been ordered to pay nearly £22,000 in fines and costs after oil from a Withernsea school’s heating system leaked into a nearby watercourse.
The High Level Group (HLG) established by the Government to drive forward reforms to the water and sewerage industry as part of the draft Water Bill published on 10 July 2012 has met for the first time.
A Fraserburgh farmer was fined £2,500 after he pled guilty to disposing of unscreened sewage tank sludge on a field on agricultural land at a farm near Fraserburgh.