New water fine - total payout £4,000

A Northern Irish farmer has been fined £4,000 for polluting a local watercourse with slurry in County Down.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £4,000 (£4,000 fine, offenders levy of £15)

Type: Prosecution

Date: 19 October 2018

Location: Northern Ireland

Offenders: Ian McFarlane

Description of offences:

McFarlane was charged under Article 7(1)(a) of the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999  for the offence of “making a polluting discharge to a waterway”.

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