Press Release – Southern Water fined for drinking water offence

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) have issued a Press Release after sentencing took place yesterday in the case taken by DWI against Southern Water, at Hove Crown Court. The charges were brought by the DWI against Southern Water for failure to comply with Regulation 31(2) of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (as amended). The Chief Inspector has described this as a real milestone judgement because it sets out the intent and sentiment of the regulation in protecting water quality in the wider sense putting the duty on the water supplier at all times. The lessons learned will be disseminated to the wider industry during the annual launch of the Chief Inspectors Report.

Published 25 May 2022
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