They include private discharges of crude sewage
(possibly from farms, caravan sites, etc), industrial discharges, pollution from sea-going vessels and surface water run-off from agricultural land.
The company, of Abbey Road, Pity Me, County Durham, admitted two charges of causing crude sewage
to enter Spen Burn at Rowlands Gill and was ordered to pay full costs of pounds 1,257.
Philip Davies, head of public protection, said, 'A major defect occurred in Llanelli early this morning, which has resulted in a discharge of crude sewage
into the sea near Llanelli beach.
WELSH WATER was yesterday ordered to pay a total of pounds 2,000 in fines and costs for allowing crude sewage
to spill into a North Wales river Holyhead Magistrates, sitting at Bangor,heard the company plead guilty to the offence, which occurred on April 2 this year at a tributary of the Afon Alaw near its sewage works at Llanfaethlu.
Previously, crude sewage
was being discharged continuously into the estuary close to the shore," he added.