Water companies – you know, those privatised companies (with monopolies in their areas) that hand massive bonuses and dividends to their (often foreign) owners and shareholders.
From the report:
“… “This report shows that:
• with one exception, none of the companies are performing at the level the environment needs
• rather than improving, the performance of most companies has deteriorated, reversing the trend of gradual improvement since we introduced the EPA in 2011
• serious pollution incidents which damage the local environment, threaten wildlife and in the worst cases put the public at risk, have increased
This report is about 2018, but I am sad to say we are not seeing dramatic improvements in 2019. As a result we will toughen our regulatory approach!”