Water firms’ pollution fines hit £377,000

The average pollution fine paid by water firms fell to £5,715 last year, while the number of offences prosecuted soared.

Pollution on a tributary of the Bydemill Brook in Wiltshire – one of the incidents Thames Water was fined for in 2010. Courtesy of Environment Agency
Pollution on a tributary of the Bydemill Brook in Wiltshire – one of the incidents Thames Water was fined for in 2010. Courtesy of Environment Agency

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