Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
TAC Members-Only Forum
If you have arrived here and not yet signed up as a member, then please first join at http://t-a-c.actionboard.net/register using your real name.

Forum Membership is with Real Names only.
Please create a Username that is your First Name and Surname eg. "Joe Bloggs"
(This will save our Admin team the need to contact you about changing it)

http://rivertac.org/membership


Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
 
HomeHome  TAC Home PageTAC Home Page  SearchSearch  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Navigation
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Thames TideFest 10th September 2017
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:51 pm by David Harvey

» Eel Trap Results 2017
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:47 pm by David Harvey

» Do you recognise any of these men?
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:44 pm by Ed Randall

» Roads closed everywhere ~ July 29th/30th ~ bike race
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:17 am by Ed Randall

» Better access to free Thames fishing in Reading
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 am by Ed Randall

» Eel screens on Water Works intakes
Tue May 23, 2017 10:26 pm by Julian Jones

» River Thames Conditions - Quick Dial Numbers
Sun May 21, 2017 10:00 am by Ed Randall

» Ap[ril showers? If only! Drought beckons...
Thu May 04, 2017 6:56 pm by Ed Randall

» Abbey river this Saturday (12/5/2012)
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Molesey Eel Monitoring Training ~ 29th April 2017
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:12 am by David Harvey

» Thames Water fined a record £20m for River Thames pollution
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:54 pm by Stephen Bond

» Crane Riverfly Training ~ May 6th 2017
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:08 am by Ed Randall

» TAC visit to Tideway Tunnel Exhibition in Parliament
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 am by John LeSurf

» "Citizen Crane" project - sampling dates
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm by Ed Randall

» Egham & Stains bankside enhancement followed by brewery trip
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:27 pm by Ed Randall

» SE Rivers Trust needs help on Hogsmill
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:23 pm by Ed Randall

» Crane volunteering opportunities
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 pm by Ed Randall

» Seal (with enormous fish) in Thames near Richmond Lock
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:34 am by Ed Randall

» [Petition] to eradicate size and catch limits for pike to be taken and culled
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:27 am by Ed Randall

» *Thames Tunnel (Tideway Tunnel)*
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 pm by Ed Randall

» reels for sale
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:51 am by JeffHowe

» A new address for 2017 ~ forum.rivertac.org
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:06 am by Admin

» New users - Registration issues
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:47 am by Ed Randall

» Shepperton river death - Van removed near Dockett Eddy Lane
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:54 am by Ed Randall

» EA Pollution incidents: 2015 evidence summary
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:04 am by David Harvey

» Ham & Petersham cleanup Saturday 19th Nov
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:01 pm by Ed Randall

» LIVE THAMES TEMPS AND CLARITY - TAC exclusive!
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:51 pm by Stephen Bond

» Citizen Crane Forum at ZSL - Mon 14th Nov 2016
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:36 am by Ed Randall

» fishing trolleys
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:23 am by Harry Notley

» Draw off 2016
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:24 pm by Ed Randall

Angling Data View
River Levels
UK Map

Thames Tides

Share | 
 

 SouthWest Water fined for failing to report problem at sewage works

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
David Harvey

avatar

Male Posts : 5376
Join date : 2010-01-21
Age : 102
Location : Surrey,

PostSubject: SouthWest Water fined for failing to report problem at sewage works   Wed May 01, 2013 11:06 am

Southwest Water, again..... Evil or Very Mad



01-May-2013

South West Water has been ordered to pay £8,637 in fines and costs for failing to alert the Environment Agency to a serious problem at its Ivybridge sewage treatment works.

On January 16, 2012 the Agency received complaints from members of the public about a discoloured and foul-smelling discharge coming from the treatment works.

South West Water had earlier contacted the Agency to report a problem with a pipeline at the site. The company said the fault had been repaired by January 12 and that it hadn’t resulted in a significant deterioration in the quality of effluent discharged into the River Erme. This was checked and confirmed by the Environment Agency.

However, after repairing the pipeline, the company returned some old sludge to a part of the treatment known as the activated sludge tank where it caused major problems to a vital part of the treatment process.

Sewage sludge built up in the final settlement tank and some of it overflowed into the River Erme. It was this discharge that members of the public could see and smell. The company is obliged to notify the Environment Agency of any problem that may adversely affect the quality of effluent discharged from the works.

An Agency officer saw the effluent was discoloured and noticed a ‘very strong unpleasant odour’ both inside and in the vicinity of the treatment works.

The River Erme estuary lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and has a popular bathing beach, Mothecombe, at its estuary mouth.

‘Water companies are required to inform the Agency of any problems as soon as is practicable. On this occasion, South West Water failed to notify us and it was left to members of the public to raise the alarm,’ said Jon Snowden for the Environment Agency.

South West Water, of Peninsula House, Exeter was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £3,637 costs by Newton Abbot.magistrates after pleading guilty to an offence under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010. The case was heard on Wednesday (April 24).
Back to top Go down
http://Rivertac.org
 
SouthWest Water fined for failing to report problem at sewage works
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Thames Water fined a record £20m for River Thames pollution
» Fresh Water Filling Problem
» 1996 Buick Riviera, Water Issues
» First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon
» Fresh water pump

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum :: Open Section :: News Board :: Environment Agency-
Jump to: