Thames Water has been fined more than £27,000 for causing the pollution of a river in Surrey
The incident saw a pipe burst in a field behind Walton Lane sewage pumping station in Weybridge and flooded the field with sewage, which then entered the Engine River.
The company admitted the offence at Staines Magistrates Court on Friday May, 24.
The company was fined £18,000, ordered to pay costs of £9,764.15 and a victim surcharge of £15.
Thames Water was advised by the Environment Agency to contain the spilt sewage with sandbags and removal of sludge from the top of the river.
However, the court heard how Thames Water did not make enough effort to contain the pollution and affecting over 1.2 kilometres of the river.
A wildlife haven has openedafter a revamp - thanks to a £500,000 facelift.
Fobney Island in Reading has seen rough grassland transformed into a wetlandhaven for nature.
The Environment Agency joined forces withReading Borough Council, Thames Water and the Thames Rivers Trust to carry outthe work.
The renovation work carriedout included additional flood storage, a restored river channel, new viewingpoints and disability access.
Graham Scholey, EnvironmentAgency Conservation Technical Specialist, said: "This project will make areal difference to the diversity of wildlife at the site."
Charges have been suspended temporarily at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing because of heavy traffic. The Highways Agency took the decision at 4pm on Friday to help ease severe congestion.