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Chignall Brook Pressures

The table below shows the current pressures that this waterbody faces and the solutions that could be put in place to solve these problems. You can learn more about some of these pressures and solutions on the Environment Agency Catchment Data Explorer or you can contact us to find out more.

PRESSURES

SOLUTIONS

There is no data due to a lack of monitoring within this waterbody.

Collect data in order to determine classification.

There is no data due to a lack of monitoring within this waterbody.

Collect data in order to determine classification.

There is no data due to a lack of monitoring within this waterbody.

Collect data in order to determine classification.

There is a sewage treatment works on this waterbody which could be having an impact on the phosphate levels here.

In order to reduce the phosphate entering the water, phosphate stripping techniques could be introduced to the sewage treatment works.

This waterbody is classified as 'moderate' for phosphates. Diffused agricultural pollution could be a reason for this increased phosphate level.

Carry out farm visits to determine the extent of agricultural run-off and understand fluctuations in phosphate better.

If agricultural run-off is confirmed, work with landowners to reduce the phosphate run off into this waterbody.

  

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