New water fine - total payout £975,000

Wessex Water has paid out an unprecedented enforcement undertaking of £975,000 following sewage pollution into Swanage Bay in 2016. The sum, which went largely to local councils, is in addition to paying the Environment Agency’s investigation costs and £25,000 compensation to a lifeboat station.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £975,000

Type: Civil sanction

Date: November 2018

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