£75,000 "buck" stops with Yorkshire Water after contractor error

Two successful prosecutions of Yorkshire Water have underscored the need for sewerage undertakers to achieve proper supervision of their contractors if they are to avoid convictions for sewage pollution.

Yorkshire Water's latest convictions were the latest in a string of recent environmental offences by the company which have included a serious odour nuisance (ENDS Report 215, p 42 ) and infractions of waste disposal licence conditions (ENDS Report 219, p 43 

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