Severn Trent Water fined £500K for raw sewage spill

Birmingham UK -25 March 2019

The Environment Agency said “thousands of gallons” of sewage flooded Sutton Park in 2013
A water company has been fined £500,000 after thousands of gallons of raw sewage flooded a park in Birmingham.

Severn Trent Water said it was “truly sorry” for the spillage in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield in November 2013.

The sewage spewed from a manhole cover after a sewer blockage, and covered about 1.15 ha of the park.