Today (22nd October) at their Autumn conference in Wrexham, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for tougher regulations on illegal sewage dumping.
The motion comes after it was revealed that Dwr Cymru have been illegally spilling untreated sewage in rivers across Wales for years.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have consistently been calling on the Welsh Government to take action in the fight against water pollution. And now that those warning signs have been ignored, the Welsh public have been left to face the consequences of inaction.
The party are now calling for an immediate review into the performance and operation of DWR Cymru. As well as the introduction of tougher regulations for those who see fit to harm our nation’s water ways.
Commenting, Jane Dodds MS said:
“This is a shocking admission and the Welsh Government can no longer dodge this issue.
“The Welsh Labour Government have failed time and again to take action on sewage in our rivers, and have ignored mine and the Welsh Liberal Democrats’ calls for tougher action.
“We have the second highest bills in England and Wales. Company bosses have been awarded thousands in bonuses and at the same time have been illegally dumping sewage into our rivers.
“It is now time for a full review of Dwr Cymru, a ban on bosses bonuses, and tough new laws to take action on sewage dumping in our rivers.”