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Sewage Disposal

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the Government have any plans to implement programmes encouraging alternative sewage sludge disposal methods.

The development and operation of alternative sewage sludge disposal methods are a matter for the water service companies themselves. Several novel methods of water or sewage treatment are currently being looked at and the Government encourage this development of new and innovative technology to deal with sludge disposal.