Southern Water dumped raw sewage into sea for years

Southern Water dumped raw sewage into sea for years

Company awaits sentencing after admitting 51 violations in biggest-ever Environment Agency investigation

Southern Water discharged enormous volumes of raw sewage into protected coastal waters for years because it was cheaper than treating it, a court heard.

The Environment Agency’s biggest ever investigation uncovered how the privately owned company dumped untreated sewage into seas that were home to shellfish beds and were supposed to be some of the best-protected waters in the country.

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