End all sewage discharges into still waters, starting with Windermere, and restore funding to the Environment Agency so it can hold water companies to account.

Even treated sewage causes problems for Cumbria’s water bodies, especially if it’s discharged into those which are still or slow-moving (it takes nine months for a drop of water to travel from one end of Windermere to the other).

Although some farming practices also contribute, sewage remains the single most damaging source of pollution in Cumbria’s water.