New water fine - total payout £71,800

South West Water has been ordered to pay £71,800 in fines and costs for failing to correct faults at sewage treatments works in two coastal towns.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £71,800 (£50,000 fine, £21,800 costs)

Type: Prosecution

Date: 14 May 2018

Location: England

Offender: South West Water

Description of offence: Failed to comply with the conditions of its permit at Salcombe and Dartmouth, meaning that effluent which had not been fully treated was being released into the water environment

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