Pauline Latham MP visits Severn Trent works in Derby

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Following on from the launch of Severn Trent’s Get River Positive commitments in March, the water and waste company welcomed MP Pauline Latham to its treatment works in Derby. 

As well as having a guided tour of the works, the MP for Mid Derbyshire was also shown a storm overflow on the River Derwent where Mrs Latham learned more about what Severn Trent is doing to Get River Positive.

In March, Severn Trent joined forces with Anglian Water to ‘Get River Positive’. The commitments are a clear and actionable response to calls for a revival of rivers in England.

Central to the pledges is a commitment that work carried out by the company will ensure storm overflows and sewage treatment works do not harm rivers.  

David Thompson from Severn Trent said: “We were delighted to meet with MP Pauline Latham to discuss the work we do in Derby, as well as the wider role we’re playing in improving river quality.  

“While we don’t own our region's rivers, we have an important role to play in improving river health and the only way to make a real difference is to identify clear and actionable commitments and provide real transparency on our progress. We’d like to thank Mrs Latham for visiting the treatment works to see the important work our team do.”

Pauline Latham MP said: “I was really interested to have a behind the scenes tour of the Derby works and see first-hand the work Severn Trent are doing to put into action their pledges to improve rivers across Derbyshire and the wider region.”