New water fine - total payout £200,000

In response to a breach of its environmental permit for a sewage outfall, United Utilities has paid £511,000 charity: £285,000 to the Mersey Rivers Trust, £150,000 to the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and £76,000 to the Community Forest Trust. The firm also agreed to cover the Environment Agency’s costs and conduct improvement works.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £200,000

Type: Enforcement undertaking

Date: June 2019

Location: England

Offender: Yorkshire Water

Description of offence: Operating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.

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