Southern Water pay out a record £126m for shocking failures in their sewage treatment plants.
The Environmental Agency has imposed a record £3 million pound fine and also imposed compensation of £123m to all of Southern Waters, 4.2m customers. The £123m compensation package means that every customer will get £61 off their water bill. Southern Water repeatedly manipulated their tests on wastewater, meaning the standard of water we expect in our homes, was far from perfect.
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Save money and drink filtered water with the ZeroWater Southern Water Bundle offer costings £61 from ZeroWater.co.uk. If customers use their £61 compensation from Southern Water, they can drink filtered water equivalent to purified bottled water.
The offer is also available to customers in all other water supplier regions in the UK, although they won’t be entitled to £61 compensation as their water company has not been involved in any of the issues like Southern Water. But if bought they can still get great tasting water, for £61 saving £13.98 on the RRP.
More Southern Waters related information
Southern Water has been fined for waste water spills and is now facing prosecution by the Environment Agency after Ofwat imposed a record £126m fine over their total failures at the company’s sewage treatment sites.
This has resulted in polluted rivers and beaches in southern England.
The imposed fine and penalty will also see all customers get a rebate of at least £61 each.
According to Ofwat’s Rachel Fletcher: “What we found in this case is shocking.” while Southern Water has had to announce that it was “deeply sorry”.
Additionally, The Environment Agency has launched a criminal investigation into the case. This Agency has the power to take court action when companies’ actions hurt our natural environment and waters.
The environmental Agency states: “We are pursuing our own criminal investigation into Southern Water due to suspected permit breaches at a number of its sites.” It also added that it expected to start court proceedings “Very Soon”.
You can read a copy of the Ofwat report here: Notice-of-Ofwats-proposal-to-impose-a-penalty-on-Southern-Water-Services-Limited-1
Southern Waters in the UK press:
- The Guardian: Southern Water faces prosecution after record £126m penalty
- The BBC: Southern Water punished over ‘shocking’ wastewater spills
- The BBC: Most water firms fail to meet challenges
- Ofwat: Penalty Package
- The Guardian: Thames Water to pay back £65m to customers as part of leakage penalty
ZeroWater’s related news articles and pages:
- Water Pollution Facts We Should Share With Our Children
- An Overview of Water Pollution and Pollutants in Britain Today
- Here we explain how the jug achieves its water filtering results.
- You can also find a comprehensive list of all contaminants it removes form your tap water here.