Scottish Water fined for polluting the Clyde

A mechanical failure at a sewage pumping station in Glasgow led to a substantial volume of raw sewage entering the river Clyde.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £19,000

Type: Prosecution

Date: March 2019

Location: Scotland

Offender:  Scottish Water

Description of offence: Contravening a water use licence and making an unpermitted discharge, contrary to Regulation 44(1)(d) and 44(1)(a) of the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

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