WSI 2016/28.
20th January 2016
WSI 2016/29
21st January 2016

Yorkshire Water fined £600,000

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd has been fined £600,000 after an ageing sewage pipe burst and killed hundreds of fish in a Wakefield lake. The company was also ordered to pay investigation and prosecution costs of £24,000 to the Environment Agency.

Sometime on or before 5 October 2013 a rising main sewage pipe from the company’s Shay Lane pumping station burst and raw sewage flowed into Drain Beck, which feeds a fishing lake in Walton Park.