Yorkshire Water has been named as a four-star company by the Environment Agency in its Environmental Performance Assessment.

The rating - the highest achievable in the EPA - is built on Yorkshire Water’s efforts to improve performance and the increased use of data and technology to reduce pollution incidents.

Ben Roche, director of wastewater at Yorkshire Water, said: “We’re pleased to have achieved a ‘four-star’ assessment from the EA. It is testament to the efforts of our colleagues who care passionately about the environment and Yorkshire and have played their part in our environmental improvement plan. However, we are not complacent and know there is much more we need to do, we continue to focus on the areas where improvement is required most and also to ensure pollution reporting and regulation is a consistent and high bar across the industry."