Sewage poured into a picturesque valley for a staggering 325 days last year, analysis reveals.
The pipe guilty of the worst dumping last year is owned by Welsh Water and located at the River Ogmore, in Pontyrhyl, south Wales.
It spewed sewage into the environment for some 7,804 hours.
A study of Environment Agency data found the worst offending firm in England is United Utilities.
Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale in the Lake District, has now accused the firm of committing a crime against nature.
Environment spokesman Mr Farron said: “In my own area, I am outraged that the Lake District is not safe from the scourge of sewage dumping.”
“This should be protected land and the lakes cannot become polluted by profiteering firms who couldn’t care less about the environment.”
“United Utilities are committing environmental crimes by pumping sewage into national parks and it has to stop now. Ministers need to get tough on these firms.”
The data shows United Utilities owns a pipe that deluged the River Ellen, near the Lake District, with sewage for almost 7,000 hours – or 291 days – last year.
Ten of the worst 20 pipes are owned by the firm, which serves the North West and Lake District.
A number of the longest- discharging pipes are in Cumbria, including Plumbland, Ravenglass, Cark-in-Cartmel, Staveley, Galloper Pool and Kirkbampton.
North of the border, one ditched foul waste into the River Carron, in central Scotland, on 238 separate occasions in one year alone, the figures released by the Lib Dems show.
Mr Farron added: “These new figures reveal the sewage crisis is now impacting every corner of the country. This is truly a nationwide scandal. It is now or never to save our rivers, lakes and coastlines. The public will never forgive this Government if they fail to stop the polluting and profiteering water firms.” Raw sewage was dumped in rivers and coastal areas in England more than 300,000 times last year.”
Only 14 percent of England’s rivers are classified as being in “good” ecological status by the Environment Agency.
The Daily Express’s Green Britain Needs You campaign has highlighted the state of the nation’s waterways.
Simon Parsons, of Scottish Water, said: “The quality of Scotland’s water environment is at its highest ever level, with 87 percent of watercourses achieving a high or good classification.”
Welsh Water said: “We take our responsibility for protecting the environment seriously but understand the real concerns there are regarding the operation of storm overflows, and can assure our customers that we are listening.”
United Utilities said: “We are committed to delivering a step change in performance. We know there is much more to do.”
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