Water company handed £500,000 fine for sewage spill
Severn Trent Water has been fined £500,000 after thousands of gallons of raw sewage flooded a park in Birmingham.
The company said it was "truly sorry" for the spillage in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield in November 2013, which was due to a blockage in a sewer system within the park.
Officers from Natural England attended and mapped the extent of the damage and found that the sewage had spread across an area of 1.15 hectares. Sewage had also entered a nearby ditch and travelled 700 metres into the Longmoor Brook to the Longmoor P... For the full story register now for free or login below...