Britain's Water Scandal - Parable
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Britain’s Water Scandal

For years, water companies have been dumping untreated sewage into our rivers and seas. Searching for a safe place to swim, in this Channel 4 documentary, we followed presenter Jimmy Doherty as he investigates why water companies have been allowed to get away with it for so long and asks who is really to blame for the state of our filthy waters. In this eye-opening documentary, Jimmy finds companies breaking the law and a sewerage system that’s too small to cope. An insider reveals why the Environment Agency regulator is failing to hold privatised water companies to account, and he discovers evidence of hundreds of sewage spills at some of Britain’s best beaches.