Anglian Water charged with breaking environmental rules in Peterborough over alleged water pollution

Two water companies have been accused of breaking environmental rules in Peterborough by allegedly allowing pollutants above the agreed extent into an area of freshwater.

Anglian Water Services LTD and Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering are each charged with “knowingly [permitting] activity in contravention of an environmental permit”.

The charges relate to activity which allegedly took place in January 2019.

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The charges for both state: “Between 05/01/2019 and 08/01/2019 at Stanground, Peterborough caused a water discharge activity, namely the entry of poisonous noxious or polluting matter into inland freshwaters, namely the Stanground Lode, at Stanground, Peterborough, other than under and to the extent authorised by an environmental permit.

They go on to claim that this alleged activity is contrary to regulations in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.

At Cambridge Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, January 5), District Judge Mr K. Sheraton granted the defendants more time to consider their cases and adjourned the court until Wednesday, February 9.

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