New water fine - total payout £226,000

A discharge into the Thurcaston Brook, a tributary of the river Soar, has cost Severn Trent Water. It has agreed to a make a £226,000 donation to the Trent Rivers Trust as an enforcement undertaking. Undisclosed costs to the Environment Agency, site improvements and remediation works have added to the bill.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £226,000

Type: Enforcement undertaking

Date: June 2019

Location: England

Offender: Northumbrian 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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