Water Companies have Paid Nearly Half a Billion in Fines for a Decade of Violations

October 26, 2021

Raw sewage mixing with clean river water in the River Kent, Cumbria. Photo: Ashley Cooper/Alamy

Violation Tracker UK in the news:

“The UK’s water companies have paid a total of £405,437,850 in fines for environmental, water service, workplace health and safety, and labour violations since 2010, new data analysed by Byline Times reveals.

Using Good Jobs First’s ‘Violation Tracker‘, the data exposes the extent to which water companies have fallen foul of various laws designed to protect the environment, consumers and employees.

The analysis comes after MPs faced criticism for voting down an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would have placed a legal duty on water companies in England and Wales ‘to make improvements to their sewerage systems and demonstrate progressive reductions in the harm caused by discharges of untreated sewage.’ ”

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