Northumbrian Water fined £500k for supplying ‘unfit’ drinking water

Northumbrian Water has been fined almost half a million pounds for supplying water that tasted like "plastic" and "medicine" to 10,000 people in the north-east, after it emerged the appropriate period for applying a chemical in one of its reservoirs was cut short in an attempt to save money

Water jug being filled from a tap
Cost cutting measures led to the water tasting like 'plastic' and 'medicine'

Northumbrian Water has been fined almost half a million pounds for supplying water that tasted like "plastic" and "medicine" to 10,000 people in the north-east,

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