Agency prosecution brings largest fine for a water company

23rd September 2021


The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Southern Water for thousands of illegal raw sewage discharges that polluted rivers and coastal waters in Kent, resulting in a record £90m fine.

To date, it is the largest fine the Agency has imposed on a water company for an environmental breach, and follows 51 guilty pleas to widespread and long-term breaches of environmental law from 2010-1

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