Sewage 'Improvement plans'

russell scott made this Environmental Information Regulations request to Cambridge Water Company plc as part of a batch sent to 25 authorities
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Dear Cambridge Water Company plc,

Please can you answer the following EIR Request:


According to media reports water companies are required to provide 'improvement plans' covering storm overflows.

This article from the Independent claims:

Water companies will be required to explain why sewage spillages into rivers and seas are happening and what is being done to fix them under new Government plans.

Environment Secretary Therese Coffey is demanding that water and sewerage firms in England provide an improvement plan for every storm outflow, prioritising those dumping waste into swimming, shellfish and nature sites.



1 - Please can you confirm if you have complied with the request and produced an 'improvement plan'?

2 - If the answer to question 1 is yes, please provide a copy of the latest improvement plan.

Yours faithfully,

russell scott


Dear Russell,

I can confirm that Cambridge Water is a water only company. This means we are not responsible for the sewerage in our region, and so do not own or operate any storm overflows. Therefore we are not required to produce an improvement plan.

In the Cambridge Water region, the sewerage provider is Anglian Water.



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