Tories are now defending dumping sewage in our rivers on two spurious grounds. Here's a quick thread on their two lies - from me - someone who's worked in water infra for years. 1. Unlimited cost risk to consumers (lie) 2. Needs a detailed plan, not just legal obligation (lie)
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Tory lie 1. "We voted to keep dumping sewage in rivers to protect consumers from potential unlimited price hikes" This is a lie. Prices in the water sector are set by the state (Ofwat) in price reviews that account for infra-investment plans on a five year cycle.
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Nothing in the anti-sewage dumping amendment scrapped the five year AMP cycle (Asset Management Plan period). So consumers are safe from unlimited price hikes (until Tories decide later on to hike prices). The risk was therefore on polluting shareholders, not consumers.
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Oct 25, 2021 路 10:05 AM UTC

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