South West Water fined £20k for sewage spill

Utility pleaded guilty before Plymouth magistrates on 10 May to polluting the Plym estuary at Arnold’s Point, Plymouth, with sewage

South West Water pleaded guilty before Plymouth magistrates on 10 May to polluting the Plym estuary at Arnold’s Point, Plymouth, with sewage a year earlier.

For breaching the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, it was fined £20,000 with £3,400 costs.

Environment Agency officers surveying the estuary’s western shore found three outfalls at Arnold’s Point. One, the Lipson stream, was discoloured and “grossly contaminated” with sewage and debris was visible along the foreshore.

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