Ofwat proposes payments and penalties for three water firms

Ofwat is proposing payments for water companies that have outperformed and penalties for those that have underperformed. It has launched a consultation, which will run until 20th November, on the proposals to adjust the price control to be applied from April next year. All water companies have committed to improve their performance for 2015/20 based […]

Severn Trent Water fined £465,000 for sewage leaks

Severn Trent Water has been hit with charges totalling nearly £465,000 for polluting a stream with sewage. The water company pleaded guilty to charges of polluting the Shire Brook with raw sewage on three separate occasions within 12 months, on 9 May 2013, 17 December 2013 and 29 April 2014. It was fined £426,000 by […]

Severn Trent Water extends Amey contract

Energy services provider Amey has been awarded a £250 million extension to its wastewater contract with Severn Trent Water. The area stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber estuary. From 1st June 2015 Amey will be taking over repair and maintenance of the sewer network across the entire Severn […]

Severn Trent Water fined for pollution – again

Severn Trent Water has been ordered to pay £10,000 for pollution, the Environment Agency announced today. The company reported an incident of water pollution that had discharged into the Potwell Dyke watercourse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire from its combined sewer outfall in 2012. The water firm is only allowed to discharge into the watercourse during stormy […]

Severn Trent Water plans £13m waste-to-energy facility

Severn Trent Water is investing £13 million in a facility that will convert household food waste into energy. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will be located in Coleshill, Warwickshire and is expected to treat up to 50,000 tonnes of food waste by the end of the year. The electricity generated will be used to power […]

Two water firms fined nearly £40,000 for pollution

Northumbrian Water and Severn Trent Water have been fined nearly £40,000 in total over pollution incidents. Severn Trent Water pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to pollution the Pudding Brook in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire with untreated sewage. It was fined £7,500 and ordered to pay £2,232.60 in costs along with a £15 victim surcharge. The […]

“Large-scale” water trade planned between counties

Two British water firms could share water in a rare swap of resources if the drought in the Midlands continues, it was announced today. The Midlands supplier Severn Trent Water is in “ongoing” talks with Anglian Water to send “large-scale” supplies to the East of England. As much as 30 million litres of raw water per day […]