The EAC's final evidence hearing for the Water Quality in Rivers inquiry will take place Wednesday October 13th.
Ahead of the session the EAC has revealed that CEOs from
five of the largest water and sewerage companies in England will be quizzed by a panel of MPs, led by chair Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, on subjects including: the
effectiveness of self-monitoring sewage spills; how pollution from fats, oils
and greases, chemicals, and plastic pollution can be tackled; current
regulation and enforcement of pollution incidents; and whether water companies
are making adequate investment to fix these problems.
The chief executives, or 'witnesses' as they're referred to in EAC circulars, that will come under the EAC's scrunity are as follows:
The EAC outlined that it had heard 'shocking reports of widespread pollution in our rivers' during the course of the inquiry, something that has been supported by recent reports from both Water UK and The Rivers Trust, the Rivercide documentary as well as Southern Water's record 90 million fine for illegal discharges of sewage earlier this year.
A report on the Water
Quality in Rivers inquiry is due to be published by the end of the
Stay tuned for our report on the session.
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