A Lisburn farmer was fined for making a polluting discharge to a waterway

A farmer has been fined £2,000 at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court for making a polluting discharge to a waterway.

Mr George Anderson, of Tullyard Road, Lisburn, pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay Court Costs of £22 and an Offenders Levy of £15.

On January 8, 2013, a Water Quality Inspector inspected an unnamed tributary of the River Lagan at Tullyard, Lisburn. The inspector observed a thick growth of fungus on the bed of the waterway, downstream of the point of entry of a brown coloured discharge emanating from an adjacent field. The source of the material discharging to the waterway and causing the pollution was determined to be the farm premises of Mr George Anderson.