Scottish Water to pay £7,000 for chemical discharge

Scottish Water has been fined £6,700 with a victim surcharge of £350 for allowing a spilled sewage treatment chemical to escape into a river through surface water drains.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £7,050

Type: Prosecution

Date: May 2021

Location: England

Offender: Scottish Water

Description of offence: Making an unlawful discharge, contrary to Regulation 4 and 44(1)(a) of the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 and Section 20(3)(a) of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003.

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