£5 billion investment by UK water companies to benefit the natural environment

19 June 2018

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The Environment Secretary has challenged water companies to increase investment and improve environmental outcomes by 2025.

The ambitious measures set out by the Environment Agency in the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) will see up to £5 billion of investment by water companies in the natural environment through 2020 to 2025.

This will help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the water environment, from the spread of invasive species and low flows to the effects of chemical and nutrient pollution.

Source: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, 15 June 2018