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  • by Trevor Loveday

Welsh Water bags top score on environmental performance

Welsh Water has won a top rating in the latest annual assessment of water industry environmental performance by green watchdogs, Natural Resources Wales and the Environment Agency.

Welsh Water received the four-star rating for its performance against various criteria including the number of pollution incidents and quality of its treated wastewater.

The company said the the assessment recognised its investment in environmental improvement measures including phosphorus removal technology installed at wastewater treatment works, the reduction of releases from combined storm overflows (CSO) and increasing the number of spill-monitored CSOs.

Welsh Water’s chief executive officer, Peter Perry, said: “We have ambitious investment plans in place which will deliver projects such as installing phosphorus removal at a further 21 sites and investing more than £80 million on further reducing spills from CSOs. But we also want to work more collaboratively with environmental groups and interested parties on developing sustainable initiatives to further enhance the environment”.


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