Reports of sewage discharging into rivers in Yorkshire has, rightly and understandably, caused a lot of distress.
We all expect wastewater companies to treat sewage properly and play their part in protecting our rivers and wildlife.
At the economic water regulator Ofwat, we’re pleased to see companies setting out their plans to tackle this important issue.
Yorkshire Water should revisit and reinvigorate their plans as they are falling behind other water companies and failing to respond to customers’ expectations.
We’ll be keeping the companies on their toes, calling for them to be more ambitious and making sure they deliver on their promises, and we encourage you to read Yorkshire Water’s plans and engage with them on local issues that matter to you.
Our full response to their plans is on our website – ofwat.gov.uk.