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 talks about the huge importance of the quality of drinking water. That is why we have the Drinking Water Inspectorate there, and it will be fully investigating, and it is why a precautionary approach was taken with Alston. As I have said, on the information that I have, the tests suggest it was upstream of any problem, but a precautionary approach was taken. That indicates how seriously we take these issues. It is important we get to the bottom of exactly what has happened and what has caused this incident, and the DWI is working actively to do that.