Northumbrian Water Limited (Private Companies): ICO 13 May 2022

The complainant requested data about Sewage Treatment Works (STWs). Northumbrian Water Ltd declined to provide the information and relied on Regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIR as it said that the information was publicly available from the Environment Agency. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information in question is both publicly available and easily accessible. Northumbrian Water Ltd was therefore entitled to rely on Regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIR to not provide the information. The Commissioner does not require further steps.
EIR 6(1)(b): Complaint not upheld


[2022] UKICO ic-120111




England and Wales


Updated: 29 June 2022; Ref: scu.678233