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Isle Of Wight MP Seeks Answers From Southern Water About 'Investment Plans'

Meeting with Southern Water

The Island's MP has asked Southern Water for a detailed timeline of their immediate investment plans on the Island.

The letter to the water company follows a recent meeting with Southern Water boss Ian McAulay.

As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, the company was given a record £90 million fine for illegally dumping sewage in the Solent, and other coastal waters.

MP Bob Seely said he wanted the Island to become an area of best practice for water quality and encouraged the water company to discuss further with him how this could be achieved. 

Mr Seely said:

 “I would be grateful if you could please provide a detailed timeline of your planned investment on the Island and in other areas that are currently draining into the Solent.

“In addition, I would be grateful if this could also be supplemented by an explanation as to your plans for further investment in the same areas in the medium- to long-term future, or when we might expect more details on this

He added:

“I am encouraged by what Southern Water say, but what I want to see is detailed plans followed up by actions and I want the Island to exhibit best practice when it comes to wastewater management.

“I am hopeful that Southern Water will continue to engage with me, and the IW Council, to update us on their plans. We will certainly be following what they do from here with interest to make sure they are held to account for their actions.”

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