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Environment Agency publishes storm overflow Event Duration Monitoring data for 2021

Storm overflows are designed to release excess storm water from the sewerage system into rivers or the sea during prolonged, heavy rainfall, to ensure they are not overwhelmed. Water companies should only do this under strictly permitted conditions. Nearly nine in ten storm overflows now have monitoring devices providing vital information about their use to

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Closed – consultation: the Government’s Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan

Closes 11:45 p.m. 12th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on new government targets to tackle the issue of sewage discharges to eliminate ecological and public healthhttps://consult.defra.gov.uk/water-industry/storm-overflows-discharge-reduction-plan/ harm arising from storm-related sewage overflows. There are around 15,000 storm overflows in England, and in 2020 there were over 400,000 sewage discharges, totalling over 3 million hours.

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Consultation on small sewage discharges: a new approach to regulation in England

Closes 10th June Defra are consulting on reforms of the regulatory system to control small sewage discharges from septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants in England. The consultation proposes a new approach to regulating domestic wastewater systems where the discharges are small, for example systems serving individual or small groups of properties. The new

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