South West Water: Brixham Contamination

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am ar 20 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

My hon. Friend raises an important point. It is not just those residents directly affected who are concerned; so too will be those in the surrounding areas. Indeed, some of the initial media reports referred to “south Devon”, which led many residents in the wider catchment to think that they might be directly affected. That is why the speed of the investigation and the work that the Drinking Water Inspectorate is doing is so critical, so that the facts can be quickly established. As I said, I spoke to the chief executive at the weekend. It has completed phase 1 of its investigation, and that work is ongoing.