Environment Agency reveals £860,000 water company sanctions

Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Anglian Water and United Utilities agreed to pay £862,000 for flouting environmental rules in five months to 31 January 2018

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Water companies agreed to pay out more than £860,000 in the five months to 31 January 2018 for flouting environmental rules, new data released by the Environment Agency reveals.

A table showing details of enforcement undertakings accepted by the Environment Agency between 1 September 2017 and 31 January 2018 reveals that Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Anglian Water and United Utilities agreed to make financial contributions of £862,000 to charities over the five-month period, according to an analysis of the figures by ENDS.

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