Michael Mullaney demands action on the 35% increase in sewage dumps by Severn Trent Water last year

27 Mar 2024
Sewage discharge into a water course

Michael Mullaney and Leicestershire’s Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action against sewage dumping in local rivers, including replacing Ofwat with a tougher regulator. The party has also called for a ban on bonuses for water company bosses whose firms have dumped sewage into waterways.

Conservative MPs have consistently voted against measures which would have helped to tackle the crisis, including the Tory MP for Hinckley and Bosworth

Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition on Leicestershire County Council Cllr Michael Mullaney said: “It is a complete scandal that filthy sewage is being pumped into Leicestershire’s rivers and waterways. 

“Our community should not be forced to put up with this any longer yet time and again this Conservative government has voted against tougher action on sewage dumping. 

"Here in Hinckley and Bosworth the Liberal Democrats have been leading the way in holding water companies to account and have called for tougher action to stop sewage being dumped in local rivers.We need to see a ban on bonuses for water company bosses whose firms have pumped filth into our waterways and our local community is protected from this filth”