Yorkshire Water fined £1.6m over sewage pollution

Water company contracts for polluting a watercourse in Bradford with unauthorized sewage discharges in 2018 Yorkshire Water has been fined £1.6m for polluting a Bradford watercourse and breaching environmental law following a successful prosecution brought by the Environment Agency. Yorkshire Water appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court for sentencing yesterday, where it pleaded guilty to unauthorized … Read more

The drive to clean up England's polluted waterways has finally stepped up a gear

After decades of inaction, regulators, water companies and central government appeared to have woken up to the pressing need to protect and restore England’s rivers, writes Philip Dunne MP Regular BusinessGreen readers will be familiar with the shocking statistics around water quality: only 14 per cent of rivers in England can claim good ecological status; … Read more