June 25, 2019 / 6:33 AM / 3 months ago

Southern Water to pay 126 million sterling for operational failures - regulator

FILE PHOTO: The sun shines as water squirts from a fountain in central London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

(Reuters) - Britain’s water industry regulator said water company Southern Water would pay 126 million pounds in penalties and payments to customers for failure in the operation of its sewage treatment sites and misreporting its performance.

The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) said in a statement on Tuesday a large-scale investigation found that Southern Water failed to operate a number of wastewater treatments works properly, including by not making the necessary investment that led to equipment failures and spills of wastewater into the environment.

Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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