Local people in a Yorkshire town are pressing for their river to become the first in the UK to be designated as a bathing area to force the authorities to clean up the water they say is being used as an open sewer.
News for: water quality
Insect life has rebounded in a river receiving all of Swindon's wastewater thanks to substantial investments to improve sewage treatment, according to a DEFRA-funded study.
The River Ray in Wiltshire, which lies downstream of Swindon’s major sewage plant, is largely formed of treated wastewater and had seen steep declines in wildlife populations from the 1960s onwards.
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frog environmnetal silt control measures take suspended soilds from >2000 mg/l down to 12 mg/l downstream of in channel work and boost oxygen levels in the water
Preventing pollution whilst working in rivers is a serious challenge for all contractors who work in and around water.
Working on the bed or banks of a river whether installing bank protection, de-shoaling or creating a river crossing can result in high levels of suspended solids being passed downstream.