Pollution prosecutions cost water industry £1.3 million

Water companies have been ordered to pay over £1.3 million in fines and costs for water pollution offences since privatisation, according to an ENDS analysis of data held by the Environment Agency and its predecessor. Water companies dominated the prosecution statistics in the Agency's first year. Anglian Water was the most frequently prosecuted company, but Severn Trent had the highest level of fines.

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