1. Tackling Diffuse Agricultural Pollution
Theme: Water quality
- Reduce soil and sediment input
- Reduce chemical pollution
This project will reduce the impacts of diffuse pollution on water quality and drinking water in the Middle Lea.
Affinity Water will lead a project to identify the sources of diffuse agricultural pollution (mainly run-off of sediment and chemicals from farmland into the river) in the catchment and implement measures to reduce this. Such measures could include changes to the method and timing of farming practices to benefit both farmers and the envrionment, the creation of buffer strips between farmland and the river, and sustainable drainage systems (SUDS).