Northumbrian Water

Northumbrian Water is a privatised water company in England, with shareholders primarily based in Hong Kong. They are regulated by Ofwat and the Environmental Agency.

In 2021, Northumbrian Water was issued a £540,000 fine from the Environmental Agency after pleading guilty to polluting a watercourse. They could pay this fine 200 times over with the money paid out to shareholders in 2021 alone!

Water Quality Report 2023

Our in-depth digital water quality report provides an accessible deep-dive into the facts, and the human impact, of the UK-wide sewage crisis.

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