£87,500 payout for Dorset sewage leak

A discharge of sewage into a highly protected part of Dorset has cost Wessex Water dearly.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £87,497.30

Type: Enforcement undertaking

Date: February 2019

Location: England

Offender: Wessex Water

Description of offence: Unauthorised discharge of sewage to a surface water ditch, contrary to regulations 12 and 38 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.

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