Prosecution and Caution Record

Cautions issued over last 5 years

(* Full record of cautions (PDF 65KB) from 1995 to present day)

Date of Event Caution Date Details

11 March 2016

21 June 2017

Severn Trent Water accepted a caution following the investigation of an event where highly chlorinated water was supplied to 3,700 properties supplied from Castle Donington Service reservoir in Derbyshire due to the loss of control of chlorination from a secondary chlorine dosing rig.

9 August 2012

22 July 2013

United Utilities received a caution following the investigation of an event where water was supplied from Ennerdale works to consumers in Whitehaven and the surrounding areas which was inadequately disinfected due to a lack of control of the pH of the water during disinfection.

 

Prosecutions (court cases over last 5 years)

(* Full record of Prosecutions (PDF 121KB) from 1995 to present day)

Date of Event Date of court case Company Court Event Offence Ourcome Costs
May 2013 25/03/15 Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Bournemouth Magistrate’s Court Alderney works, Bournemouth Section 70 supply of water unfit and breach of Regulation 26 (failure to operate an adequate treatment process) £20,000 (four counts of water unfit); £5,000 (failure to adequately operate a treatment process) and a victim surcharge of £120 £48,772
21/11/12 20/01/14 Severn Trent Water Coventry Magistrate’s Court Broadway, Worcestershire Section 70 supply of water unfit (discoloured, taste and odour) £66,000 (11 counts) and a victim surcharge of £120 £25,950
Dec 2010 13.09.12 Severn Trent Water Chesterfield Magistrate’s Court Sandiacre, Nottingham Section 70 supply of water unfit (discoloured) £16,000 (4 counts)

 

 

 

 

 

£37,990.10 (all three cases at Chesterfield magistrate’s court)

Sept 2011 13.09.12 Severn Trent Water Chesterfield Magistrate’s Court Melbourne works, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Regulation 33 - breach of Regulation 26 (supply of inadequately treated and disinfected water, and failure to operate an adequate treatment process) £10,000 (2 counts)
Sept 2011 13.09.12 Severn Trent Water Chesterfield Magistrate’s Court Ogston works, Chesterfield Section 70 supply of water unfit (discoloured); Regulation 33 - breach of Regulation 26 (supply of inadequately treated and disinfected water, and failure to operate an adequate treatment process) and failure to subject the water to adequate preliminary treatment and failure to adhere to national conditions of use for products and processes £30,000 (6 counts of water unfit); £5,000 failure to disinfect the water; £5,000 not subjecting the water to adequate preliminary treatment prior to disinfection; £5,000 failure to operate an adequate treatment process; £5,000 failing to adhere to national conditions of use for products and processes
July 2010 11/09/12 Northumbrian Water Newcastle Magistrate's Court Horsley works, Tyneside Section 70 supply of water unfit (discoloured) £8,000 (4 counts) and a victim surcharge of £15 £14,487.96
Mar 2011 09/08/12 Southern Water West Hampshire Magistrate's Court Chandlers Ford, Hampshire Section 70 supply of water unfit (discoloured) £ 12,000 (1 count) and a victim surcharge of £15 £14,483.08

 


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