United Utilities fined £300,000 for drinking water contamination

United Utilities has blamed farm run-off for cryptosporidium contamination that affected 700,000 people and resulted in £20m in compensation

by Rachel Salvidge
Crytposporidium can cause diarrhoea and persistent coughing. Photograph: Nikkytok/123RF
Crytposporidium can cause diarrhoea and persistent coughing. Photograph: Nikkytok/123RF

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