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Water company gets another huge fine for pollution

 

 

POLLUTION: The outfall pipe from Southern Water’s Budds Farm site into a stream running into Langstone Harbour

Published in the Portsmouth News on Friday 22nd April 2011

By Jeff Travis

A WATER firm has been ordered to pay out almost £100,000 for polluting a beauty spot.

Southern Water received a hefty fine after allowing raw sewage to spill into Langstone Harbour from Budds Farm – its massive treatment works at Havant.

The sewage, which had only been crudely screened, was illegally pouring into Brockhampton Creek for more than a year.

Southern Water pleaded guilty yesterday at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court to 16 illegal discharges between April 29, 2008, and September 2, 2009.

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