Ofwat has been looking into whether Southern Water breached its statutory duties and licence obligations relating to the performance of its wastewater treatment sites and the company’s reporting of compliance since June 2017. The duties are set out in sections 18-22 of the Water Industry Act 1991.
Water Industry Act 1991 (As amended)
17 May 2012
The Sunday Times reported at the weekend that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) would be among the new agencies looking into the matter, but a spokesman for the SFO told ENDS that although he is “aware that Ofwat opened an investigation into Southern Water for alleged breaches” he could “neither confirm nor deny interest in the matter”.