Environmental impact of water bursts in rural locations
Richard Fearnall made this Environmental Information Regulations request to Severn Trent Plc
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Dear Severn Trent Plc,
Please could you provide me with an assessment of the number of burst water supply incidents during the 2019 calendar year that affected agricultural businesses within your operational region. Could you confirm the nature of the impact on the surrounding land (direct loss of crops and other environmental damage agreed with the landowner), the specific mitigation adopted to resolve any direct environmental and social impacts on the business and its operators and the time taken to satisfy related issues with the affected parties.
Good morning Mr Fearnall
Thank you for your email of 27 February 2010. I’m sorry for the delay in
responding to you.
I’m sorry we wouldn’t be able to provide this information as we are a
private limited company. The regulations of the Freedom of Information
Act/Environmental Information Regulations do not apply.
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