Southern Water has been hit with a record £126m punishment for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewage plants and for deliberately misreporting its performance. The penalty will see customers get a rebate […]
At the present time businesses, govements, conservation bodies and members of the public are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about the environmental impacts associated with the discharge of silty (sediment rich) waters into our inland […]
Severn Trent Water has been fined £350,000 for polluting the River Amber in an incident that left tens of thousands of fish dead.
While Cape Town residents queue for water from springs as the city’s Day Zero approaches, mines have in recent years made significant strides toward self-sufficiency – not least so as not to compete with communities […]
WORK to save a critically endangered mollusc has taken a big step forward thanks to a pioneering programme at a hatchery near Brecon.
You usually need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid or waste water into surface water. Source: Environment Agency 7th February 2018
On the 1st January 2018 changes to the abstraction licensing regime were implemented and most previously exempt abstractions (if over 20 cubic metres per day exemption threshold) will require a licence to continue legally abstracting […]
Thames Water will face its “biggest ever fine” after pumping millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the River Thames, a judge has warned. The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities […]
There’s early indications that a mine water treatment scheme is reaping rewards after lots of fish were found in a once heavily polluted bright orange watercourse in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Introduction Under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended in 2012) and the Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended), it is on offence to discharge polluting substances to controlled waters (surface water […]