Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 17 May 2024

The £4m fat cat water boss giving you diarrhoea: As her customers fall ill, how South West Water CEO Susan Davy has pocketed millions while her firm pollutes beaches and rivers (but don’t worry, her Devon home isn’t affected by contaminated water)

The boss of Pennon which owns South West Water has raked in £4million since taking the top job in 2020, MailOnline can reveal today.

Amid mounting public anger over sewage being dumped into Britain’s rivers and lakes, Susan Davy took home more than half a million pounds last year.

The 54-year-old lives in a large house in Devon bought for about £560,000 more than 15 years ago, which is about 30 miles away from the affected area of the county where officials are probing a waterborne disease causing sickness and diarrhoea

Alongside other water bosses, Ms Davy – who turns 55 tomorrow – waived her six-figure bonus, which would have taken her total pay for the year to nearly £1million.

Pennon, which supplies water to around 3.5million households in the South West, has so far remained silent on whether Ms Davy will accept a bonus this year as a backlash against the pollution of the nation’s waterways intensifies.

Under Pennon’s pay and bonus plan, Ms Davy could earn as much as £1.91million this year if she accepts the reward, the company’s latest annual report shows.

Davy took home £543,000 for the 2022/23 financial year after forgoing a bonus of £450,000 amid public and political pressure.

A year earlier she was handed £1.53million, including a bonus of £968,000. And her take home pay for 2020/21 was a whopping £1.93million.

Ms Davy, who went to school in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria before attending the University of Leeds, was previously Pennon’s chief financial officer.

She joined the group as finance director of South West Water in 2007 and has worked in the water industry for 25 years.

Alongside her chief executive role at Pennon, she sits on the board of document management firm Restore.

It comes as a primary school closed today due to not having drinking water, as officials in south Devon investigate a disease which causes sickness and diarrhoea.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said 22 cases of cryptosporidium, a waterborne disease caused by a microscopic parasite, had been confirmed in Brixham.

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