DŴR Cymru raising bills to fix their own mess
Commenting on the news that bills in Wales could go up by £120 a year by 2030 as Welsh Water pledges to cut river pollution, Welsh Conservatives Shadow Climate Change Minister, Janet Finch-Saunders MS said:
Dŵr Cymru customers already experience the second highest average bill in Wales and England.
“It’s completely unacceptable of Dŵr Cymru to raise bills when Dŵr Cymru customers already experience the second highest average bill in Wales and England. Along with this, the CEO’s salary is a whopping £332,000 (not including pension contributions and bonus payments). This will understandably frustrate and anger hard-working customers.
“As we regretfully know, nearly a quarter of all sewage discharges in the whole of England and Wales are in Wales, with Welsh rivers making up six of the top 20 rivers in England and Wales for the overall highest number of sewage dumps. Labour have let people down on sewage in Wales repeatedly. Having no environmental watchdog, after the horrendous incidences of dumping over the past year is unacceptable and they still haven’t published their storm overflow report which is now 7 months overdue.
Welsh Labour should be following the UK Government’s lead by fining and prosecuting water companies
“Labour should be following the UK Government’s lead by fining and prosecuting water companies for sewage spills. Unfortunately, Labour’s poor record on the environment is plain to see, for all their self-gratification on the environment it is clear that as always, they are all talk and no action.”
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