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Southern Water fined £330k as sewage spill kills 2,000 fish

Southern Water has been fined £330,000 after a sewage spill incident near Southampton led to the death of almost 2,000 fish.

The spill, caused by a double pump failure at the Little Bull pumping station in Waltham Chase, occurred in July 2019, with untreated effluent diverted into Shawford Lake Stream.

Investigations by the Environment Agency revealed pools of dirty water and pollution spreading nearly 3km downstream, affecting habitats and wildlife.

Southern Water pleaded guilty to breaching environmental regulations and was ordered to pay additional costs and a victim surcharge.

Energy Live News has approached Southern Water for comment.

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