6 times industry paid out more than £1m for water pollution offences

The water industry is notorious for being prosecuted for water pollution offences, but the second largest fine ever imposed for such an offence was paid by a major retailer.

by Gareth Simkins
Sewage collecting in a marina, one of the offences that led to Thames Water being fined £20m. Photograph: Environment Agency
Sewage collecting in a marina, one of the offences that led to Thames Water being fined £20m. Photograph: Environment Agency

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