Severn Trent Water prosecuted for Shropshire pollution

The company pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to 3 charges:
  • Causing sewage to discharge into the Row Brook from the Acton Burnell Treatment Works between November 2014 and May 2016
  • Failing to provide a labelled sampling point
  • Failing to operate and maintain a grass plot treatment facility
In the case brought by the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water was yesterday fined £800,000 in total (£400,000 on the first and last charge and no separate penalty on the second).