A constituent of the prime minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP is challenging his silence over the deterioration of the quality in drinking water supplied to residents in his own backyard.
Sarah Green, 65 recently went to court and won.
Contractors working in the Colne Valley had carried out three water risk assessments of construction work being carried out in Drinking Water Protected Areas and the findings were so damning they sought to withhold them from the public. After months of legal wrangling the Information Rights Tribunal found in her favour and ordered the company to release them.
They show that as a direct result of the works:
Named pumping stations will be forced to close and other named pumping stations will need additional and illegal filtration systems installed simply to reduce the risk of deterioration in the quality of water drawn from the Colne Valley.
Sarah Green said:
“This area has an upward trend in water pollution and as such is covered under the Water Environment Regulations (England and Wales) 2017. This means no activities can lawfully take place here which necessitate additional purification treatment.”
“As prime minister, my MP is uniquely placed to stop this company in their tracks before they do irreparable harm. Yet he is silent. An MP’s primary duty is one of care to his constituents and right now the threat to the quality of our drinking water is the most immediate threat we face. I want to know why he does not speak out.”
“I have written to him and I will deliver my letter to him in Downing Street on Saturday and I have sought an urgent constituency surgery appointment to speak with him.”