Thames Water fined £4m after ‘catastrophic’ sewage spill

Around 79m litres of untreated sewage sludge escaped across an area of around 6,500 square metres – it took 30 people a day for almost a month to clean up the sludge, which was said to be ankle deep in places

Southern Water fined £500k for sewage spill

Southern Water has been fined £500,000 for polluting the watercourse in Kent with untreated sewage that killed local wildlife. It has also agreed to pay costs of more than £19,000 after the 1.2 kilometre stretch of Swalecliffe Brook was affected. Canterbury Crown Court was told the company did not respond quickly enough to the pollution […]