Water company polluted own supply with cryptosporidium

An important source of the organism which caused a major outbreak of the gastrointestinal illness cryptosporidiosis in Devon in August may have been a sewage treatment works operated by South West Water (SWW), according to National Rivers Authority (NRA) data. The plant was discharging massive quantities of cryptosporidium into the river Dart at the time of the outbreak and water containing elevated levels of the organism was being abstracted for public supply only a few kilometres downstream.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content



Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits