Improving Water Quality

Gillian is working closely with fellow MPs, agencies and organisations to improve coastal water quality. Keep up to date with her work below.

For information on her work on the River Ems - click here.


Southern Water response on surface sewage

Below is a response from Ian McAulay, CEO of Southern Water, following Gillian writing to him regarding reports of sewage on the water's surface,

Immediate Investigation

Southern Water launches taskforce to cut storm overflows by 80%

Southern Water is launching a task force this week to cut storm overflows by 80 per cent by 2030.

This is part of the company’s zero tolerance approach to pollution and is part of wider programme of investment to deliver a step change in water quality in the area.

EA response to investigation request

Gillian has received a response to her enquiry from the Environment Agency's Interim Area Director, Nick Gray regarding the recently reported sewerage on the water's surface.


Dear Gillian,