Press Release – South West Water fined for drinking water offence

The Drinking Water Inspectorate have issued a press release after sentencing took place in the case taken by the Inspectorate against South West Water. At Plymouth Magistrates Court on the 13 September 2022, South West Water was fined £233,333, plus a £170 victim surcharge and costs of £83,967.93 were awarded.

South West Water Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under section 70 of the Water Industry Act 1991 for the supply of water unfit for human consumption. The Inspectorate was critical that the company did not follow best practice to avoid or shorten the event and did not provide advice or alternative supplies when consumers found the taste of the water unacceptable. Read Press Release.

Published 20 September 2022
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