Another successful prosecution for illegally taking water
South Staffs Water has successfully prosecuted Go Plant for illegally taking water from a hydrant, through unauthorised use of a standpipe, on more than one occasion.
Go Plant was found guilty of the offence, which took place at Bramshall, Uttoxeter in February 2018, and ordered to pay just under £4,000 in fines and legal costs by Newcastle under Lyme Magistrates Court.
This follows the successful prosecution of Chasetown Civil Engineering in October 2018. Chasetown Civil Engineering was found guilty and ordered to pay just under £3,000 in fines and legal costs.
Mike Morris, Network Performance Manager from South Staffs Water, commented:
Developers and other organisations who need temporary access to the water mains network can apply to hire a standpipe. Visit the standpipes page for more information.