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Petition Ban ‘permitted discharge’ of foul water into rivers

Stop utility companies from being able to discharge foul water into the rivers, other than in the infrequent times of heavy rainstorms.

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Utility companies are depositing more and more raw sewerage into UK rivers. Utility companies should have to upgrade/replace these pumping stations to accommodate the increase in connections from developments and ensure their modelling of the foul network has an allowance for misconnected surface water connection.

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MPs to debate discharges into rivers

MPs will debate discharges into rivers this Wednesday 13 January in Westminster Hall.

This will be a general debate. General debates allow MPs to debate important issues, however they do not end in a vote nor can they change the law.

The debate will start at 11.30am and last for 30 minutes.

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