Yorkshire Water fined as it reveals performance improvement plan

The water utility has been fined following a discharge of raw sewage that killed hundreds of fish but has ambitious plans to avoid future incidents

Hundreds of fish were killed by the sewage discharge. Photograph: Environment AgencyA failure at a sewage pumping station in Doncaster has led to a fine of £45,000 being levied against the regional water utility.

Yorkshire Water was also ordered to pay almost £25,000 in costs on 27 November, after it pleaded guilty to breaching its environmental permit conditions at Sheffield Crown Court.

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