EA secures £100k enforcement undertaking for Anglian Water sewage leak

Anglian Water has given £100,000 to a wildlife charity following leakage of untreated sewage into a Cambridgeshire stream in 2014

Enforcement undertakings can be quicker than prosecutions. Photograph: IdeaStudios/123RFAnglian Water has agreed to pay a wildlife charity £100,000 as part of an enforcement undertaking for polluting a Cambridgeshire stream with sewage in 2014.

Around 150 fish died when sewage from the water company’s Ilex Road pumping station in St Ives was pumped into Houghton Brook for ten hours via its emergency overflow. Samples showed that approximately 635m of the stream had been affected.

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