Statutory nuisances and sewage discharges

In a decision which may have wide implications for sewerage undertakers, the High Court held in April that the powers of local authorities to deal with statutory nuisances can extend to nuisances caused by sewage discharges regulated by the Environment Agency. The Court also confirmed that once a local authority is satisfied that such a nuisance exists, it has a legal duty to commence proceedings, despite problems of overlapping jurisdictions.

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