Severn Trent fined £30K for sewage offence

Failure to prevent sewage effluent from entering the river Trent has led to a prosecution for Severn Trent Water

Severn Trent Water has been fined £30,000 for polluting the river Tern near Telford.

The water company pleaded guilty at Telford magistrates court on 27 September to breaching regulations 12(1)(b) and 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010. It was fined £30,000 with £2,046 costs.

Under the terms of its environmental permit, Severn Trent water must undertake operator self monitoring. This involves taking samples from treated effluent at sewage works on specific dates and recording the results.

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