This report on the state of Britain's drinking water illustrates the abuse of our lakes and rivers by describing dying rivers, beaches coated in raw sewage and sea water unable to sustain aquatic life. But perhaps the most disturbing of all is the level of undesirable substances like lead nitrates and pesticides found in our drinking water. The discussion is backed up with case studies and up-to-date evidence. The book shows how this sorry state of affairs has come about and ends with a chapter on what we as individuals can do to help and what can be done on a wider level. Phil Craig is an investigative journalist on ITV's World in Action.