New water fine - total payout £707,120

Thames Water has been fined after its Maidenhead sewage treatment works polluted a tributary of the river Cut in 2014. Subsequent investigation found equipment failures that led to a further permit breach.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £707,120

Type: Prosecution

Date: July 2019

Location: England

Offender: Thames Water

Description of offence: Two breaches of permit conditions, regulation 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010.

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