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United Utilities to be prosecuted over contaminating water

United Utilities are to be prosecuted over water contamination from its Franklaw Treatment works in 2015.

A spokesperson said:

We have received a summons from the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) and a full court case will now be heard in due course.

United Utilities has taken a full and open role with DWI during their investigation and complied with all requests for information.

It would be inappropriate to comment further now until after the case has been concluded.

– United Utilities