Northern Ireland Water has been fined £7,500 for polluting a waterway with sewage.
The discharge came from its Saintfield Waste Water Treatment Works to the Carson’s Dam River.
In May last year a Water Quality Inspector from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency found the sewage sludge on the stream-bed and a discoloured discharge.
Samples taken at the time of the incident confirmed it contained poisonous, noxious or polluting matter which was potentially harmful to fish life in the receiving waterway.
The court found around 600 metres of the Carson’s Dam River was visibly polluted.
South West Water was ordered to pay more than £200,000 in pollution fines last month.