HMRC consultation
21st March 2017
EU 2017/542
23rd March 2017

Thames Water Utilities Ltd fined £20 Million

Thames Water Utilities Ltd was fined £20 Million for causing six separate pollution events on the Thames over a two-year period to 2014. Investigations carried out by Environment Agency officers revealed a catalogue of failures by TWUL management. This involved repeated discharges of untreated or poorly treated raw sewage into rivers, disregarding risks identified by their own staff and failing to react adequately to thousands of high priority alarms used to alert them to the serious problems.