Scottish Water fined £7,500 for pollution incident

Scottish Water has been fined £7,500 for polluting a reservoir and a river in Ayrshire after it failed to monitor a valve correctly when draining the reservoir.

The water company pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place in May 2015 when contractors were working on the reservoir. The incident occurred outside ‘normal’ working hours when the site was not being monitored. 

The court was told that sediment-laden water containing a high level ...

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