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River Wid - Ingatestone to Margaretting 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.

Phosphate levels within this waterbody are considered to be too high and therefore have a 'poor' classification. The point source inputs need to be identified although there is a sewage treatment works that discharges into this waterbody.

Identify point source inputs.

Ensure that sewage effluent standards are maintained.

The diffuse agricultural pollution entering the river within this waterbody is described as 'chronic'.

Engage landowners to encourage best practises for use of phosphates.

Increase riparian buffer strips to encourage nutrients to settle out before entering the river.

Conduct farm visits in order to determine the impact of phosphates from agricultural sources at different times of the year.

  

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