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Company: Southern Water Services Ltd
Current Parent CompanyMacquarie
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Southern Water
Recap of Ownership Changes: Southern Water’s ultimate parent are Greensands Holdings, those major shareholders were IIF (advised by JP Morgan) and The Northern Trust Co. (exited 2016), with no majority owner. In 2021 a fund managed by Macquarie acquired a majority stake.
Company City/Town: Whitstable
Company Nation/Region: England
Company Number: 2366670
Penalty: £519,224
Year: 2014
Date: 12 November, 2014
Offence Group: environment-related offences
Offence Type: water pollution violation
Violation Description: Southern Water was fined £500,000 and £19,224 costs after pleading guilty to allowing untreated sewage to discharge from a pumping station's emergency outlet into Swalecliffe Brook, killing hundreds of fish, and failed to respond quickly enough to an alarm.
Action Type: agency action
Settlement Type: Guilty Plea
Case Number: 10075
Agency: Environment Agency
HQ Country of Parent: Australia
Ownership Structure of Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: financial services
Source of Data: Contained in data received in response to a Freedom of Information request for a spreadsheet version of data contained in the Environment Agency Public Register at (click here)