Severn Trent

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MPs call for bathing rivers across England as part of anti-pollution drive
Water companies should each designate one area as fit for use by 2025, says environmental audit committee in highly critical report

Sandra Laville

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Severn Trent Water fined £1.5m for illegal sewage discharges
Firm illegally discharged about 360,000 litres of raw sewage from Worcestershire treatment plants in 2018

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Water profits surge even as leaks and spills wash away public trust
Pennon’s results may be good next week, but nationalisation ought to be on the cards given the industry’s soiled record

Jillian Ambrose

28, Nov, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Boss of English water firm fined over sewage says he would swim in rivers
MPs challenge heads of five water companies over ‘routine’ discharges into English waterways

Sandra Laville

13, Oct, 2021 @3:46 PM

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14 major UK employers join socially focused Purposeful Company scheme
Bosses of FTSE 100 and accountancy firms promise new focus on wellbeing of staff and local communities

Phillip Inman

10, May, 2021 @4:31 PM

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‘Monster’ fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer
Mass weighing equivalent of 250 cars not expected to be cleared until June, says water company

Clea Skopeliti

01, May, 2021 @9:17 AM

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England's sewerage: what the water companies have to say
Firms including Anglian Water respond to data on their practices and policies

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

01, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Severn Trent to spend £1.2bn on protecting the environment
UK water firm will power pumps with renewable energy in attempt to slash emissions

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

04, Mar, 2020 @6:34 PM

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Thames Water steps back from regulator revolt
UK’s largest water firm opts not to join rebellion against Ofwat’s crackdown on profit levels

Jillian Ambrose

14, Feb, 2020 @1:04 PM

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We’re unable to see the wood for all the pesky bird-filled trees | David Mitchell
Two dispiriting examples of corporate cost-cutting show just how short-sighted we’ve all become

David Mitchell

17, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Heatwave forces UK farmers into desperate measures to save cattle
Water shortages cause alarm over crop yields and keeping livestock alive

Matthew Weaver and agencies

28, Jun, 2018 @3:34 PM

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Water company fat cats give Labour a soft target for nationalisation talk
Remuneration committees have put too much stock in balance sheets over common sense

Nils Pratley

05, Jun, 2018 @7:42 AM

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