South West Water fined £142,000 for pollution

South West Water has been ordered to pay more than £142,000 in fines and costs for two pollution incidents. According to the Environment Agency, poor quality effluent was discharged from two of its sewage treatment plants in Denbury, Devon and Praze an Beeble near Camborne, Cornwall. It added both sites breached the conditions of their […]

South West Water fined £153,600 for pollution

South West Water has been ordered to pay £153,600 in penalty for three offences at a sewage treatment plant in Cornwall. The facility at Luxulyan near St Austell “was not operating properly” between July 9th and July 23rd last year which resulted in poorly treated sewage discharging into the Par River, according to the Environment […]

Thames Water adds wind power to Crossness sewage works

Thames Water is upping its green credentials and adding a £5 million wind turbine at its Crossness sewage treatment works (pictured) in London. The facility, which treats the waste from 2.5 million people, is already partially powered by solar panels and an energy from waste plant. The turbine is expected to generate 2,344MWh of clean […]

Severn Trent sewage plant gets wind turbine

Severn Trent Water will be powering its sewage plant near Leicester with wind by Christmas after building a new turbine there. The 130m-high turbine dubbed ‘Windy’ by local schoolchildren is expected to generate around 5,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year, enough to supply around 1,500 homes with power. Jon Beeson, renewable energy specialist at […]