Southern Water fined record £90m for dumping sewage into sea

It pleaded guilty to 6,971 unlawful sewage discharges between 2010 and 2015, found to be caused by ‘deliberate failings’ and polluting rivers in Kent, Hampshire and Sussex

Environment Bill: New legal duties on water companies to tackle sewage discharges

During wet weather, storm overflows act to prevent sewers becoming overloaded with a combination of sewage and rain and release diluted wastewater into rivers