South West Water faces £1.7m in fines for poor pollution performance

South West Water must pay penalties for its serious pollution incidents but may be allowed to account for them in future years

Sewage pollution remains a problem. Photo: Olaf Speier/ 123rfSouth West Water may be allowed to delay applying a £1.7m penalty for its poor performance on pollution.

On 1 November, Ofwat launched a consultation on when South West Water should be penalised for missing mandatory regulatory targets. It was the poorest performing company in England and Wales in this respect.

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