A recent poll shows that 60% of British respondents believe that chief executives of water companies should receive prison sentences if they are found responsible for serious incidents of water pollution.
A recent YouGov poll conducted for the Good Law Project has found that 60% of respondents believe that chief executives of water companies should receive prison sentences if they are found responsible for serious water pollution incidents.
This poll marks the first time that these questions have been asked of the British public.
The poll also revealed that a significant majority of British citizens are aware of media coverage surrounding sewage discharges and pollution in our rivers and seas, with 82% having heard something about the issue. Of those surveyed, 53% of respondents blame water companies for this pollution of our waters.
The results of the survey suggest public concern over the state of our waters, with most placing accountability on the chief executives of these private water companies. The Good Law Project is taking action by supporting legal challenges to tackle this problem with urgency.