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The Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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Penalty for water pollution

17.  In the Water Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1)—

(a)for section 5(7) (penalty for pollution etc., of water), there shall be substituted—

(7) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine or to both;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or to both.;

(b)in section 9(10) (penalty for discharging effluent without consent or for contravening the conditions of any consent) for the words from “and liable” onwards there shall be substituted—

and liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine or to both;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or to both..

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