• Thames Water Utilities Ltd fined for drinking water offences

    At Stratford Magistrates’ Court today, Thames Water Utilities Ltd was fined £160,000 and additional costs of £79,839.68 were agreed. A victims’ surcharge of £120.00 was applied. The fine is in respect of three offences arising from two events in February and July 2017 when there were failures in the disinfection of drinking water at Coppermills […]

  • Northumbrian Water fined for drinking water offences

    At Peterlee Magistrate’s Court today, Northumbrian Water Ltd was fined £499,725 and costs of £32,792.65 were agreed out of court. A victim’s surcharge of £170 was applied. The offences arose in December 2016 when water with a taste and odour was supplied from South Moor Service Reservoir, located in Burnhope, Durham which serves 10,000 consumers […]

  • Southern Water fined for drinking water offence

    At a sentencing hearing today in Newport Crown Court, Southern Water was fined a total of £65,000 and additional costs of £44,620.99 were awarded. On 27 July 2018, Southern Water pleaded guilty to supplying water unfit for human consumption from Cooks Castle service reservoir between 31 January and 12 February 2013. The charge was brought […]

  • United Utilities fined for drinking water offence

    At a sentencing hearing today in Bolton Crown Court, United Utilities was fined a total of £200,000 and additional costs of £54,000 were agreed. On 30 January 2018, United Utilities pleaded guilty to supplying inadequately disinfected water from the Sweetloves water treatment works in Bolton on two occasions. The charges were brought by the Drinking […]

  • Drinking Water Inspectorate releases investigation into Copeland drinking water event

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate, the independent regulator of drinking water quality in England and Wales, has today published the summary of investigations into the event caused by the changing of the nature of the drinking water supply to approximately 67,000 consumers in Whitehaven, Workington, Seascale and the surrounding area. The event arose in June 2017, […]

  • United Utilities fined for drinking water offence

    At Preston Crown Court today, United Utilities was fined £300,000 and additional costs of £150,000 were agreed. On 19 July 2017, United Utilities pleaded guilty to the supply of water unfit for human consumption for an event in August 2015 where the detection of Cryptosporidium in water supplies from Franklaw water treatment works required 700,000 […]