New water fine - total payout £550,813

Severn Trent Water has been fined for polluting Birmingham’s Sutton Park national nature reserve with sewage in November 2013, destroying two thirds of a hectare of rare and sensitive plants. The park is also a site of special scientific interest.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £550,813

Type: Prosecution

Date: March 2019

Location: England

Offender: Severn Trent Water

Description of offence: Unpermitted deposit of waste to land, breaching section 33(1)(a) and (6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and dischargi

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