"Sewage-busters” to crack down on water pollution across Derbyshire Dales.

19 Jun 2024
Sewage Busters

The Lib Dems have announced a £10m plan to recruit new Sewage Inspectors after sewage dumped 3658 times in 2023 in Derbyshire Dales.

The new Liberal Democrat plan is for “Sewage-busters” to crack down on water pollution across Derbyshire Dales.

The party has pledged £10 million per year to deliver new water quality inspectors, as part of an ambition to recruit at least one hundred new ‘sewage-busters’. The new water quality inspectors would work for the party’s new water regulator, the Clean Water Authority, giving it the capacity to deliver unannounced inspections, ensuring water firms cannot cover up pollution.

Under the party’s plans, the water regulator Ofwat would be replaced with a new Clean Water Authority which would take on relevant powers to inspect and clean up waterways in England from the Environment Agency.

Liberal Democrat spokesperson Robert Court said:

“It is a scandal that the Conservative party has allowed water firms to mark their own homework and waterways across the Dales have suffered as a result.

A new wave of sewage busters will ensure no water company gets away with polluting our treasured rivers, lakes and streams."

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