Water company pays £20,000 compensation to angling club over sewage leak

Yorkshire Water has paid an angling club £20,000 in compensation after a raw sewage spill killed nearly 1,000 fish at its fishing lake.

The compensation payout was made to the Walton Angling Club with help from lawyers Fish Legal after an ageing sewage pipe burst in Walton Colliery Nature Park.

The incident, which took place in October 2013, saw a rising main sewage pipe from Yorkshire Water’s Shay Lane pumping station burst, sending raw sewage into a beck that feeds a fishing lake in Walton Park and the Barnsley Canal.

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