04 July 2023 - Thames Water fined over sewage spill
Thames Water fined more than £3m over sewage spill that turned rivers black near Gatwick Airport
(Sky News 04/07/23)
Sewage was pumped into rivers for around six and a half hours after a faulty storm pump at a site in Crawley went "unnoticed".
Why is Thames Water in so much trouble?
Dearbail Jordan and Ben King (BBC News 04/07/23)
Thames Water may have to be taken over by the government if it runs out of money. But why is the UK's largest water company facing a crisis - and are other firms facing similar problems?
The Guardian view on private water companies: a disaster made in the City
Editorial (The Guardian, 02/07/23)
England has become an asset management society with predictably calamitous results.
Renationalising Thames Water would be a gamble – but there is another way to help clean up the industry
J. Robert Branson and Phil Tomlinson (The Conversation, 03/07/23)
The privatisation of water companies in England and Wales was supposed to bring efficiency and investment to a vital sector that had been starved of public funding. But since 1989, the industry has failed to invest sufficiently in replacing antiquated pipes and sewage treatment systems.