Utility Co. May Face Criminal Probe Over Sewage Plants

Law360, London (April 29, 2019, 2:07 PM BST) -- White-collar investigators could wade into a regulatory investigation into how one of England's largest water providers runs its sewage treatment plants after the company told law enforcement agencies about alleged breaches.

Southern Water, which supplies drinking water and treats waste water, has told "law enforcement agencies" about a long-running investigation by an industry watchdog into how the company operated its sewage plants and met mandatory reporting requirements. It declined to name the agencies.

Ofwat, which regulates water and sewage companies in England and Wales, has been investigating since 2017 whether the private utility operator has violated a statutory duty and license requirement to...

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