Severn Trent has announced a Get River Positive Plan: five pledges to transform river water quality across their region.    

“The commitments are a clear and actionable response to calls for a revival of rivers in England.  Central to the pledges is a commitment that work carried out by the company will ensure storm overflows and sewage treatment works do not harm rivers.  The Get River Positive plan is underpinned by five key pledges that set a framework for water companies to lead the charge in protecting and revitalising rivers.  

Severn Trent has committed to:  

1. Ensure storm overflows and sewage treatment works do not harm rivers 

2. Create more opportunities for everyone to enjoy our region’s rivers

3. Support others to improve and care for rivers

4. Enhance our rivers and create new habitats so wildlife can thrive

5. Be open and transparent about our performance and our plans

Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO, said: “Although we have improved the health of our rivers significantly in the last 30 years, there is much more to do to make our regions’ rivers the healthiest they can be. We listened to our communities and wider stakeholders and understand the need for us to take the lead and accelerate our plans on river health. We must go further to do the right thing.

“The only way to make a real difference is to identify clear and actionable commitments and provide real transparency on our progress. We cannot do this alone; we need everyone to understand their role in river health. That is why we are committed to redoubling our own efforts and investment to help others reduce their impact as well as our own.” 

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