Call of Nature
Posted on March 09, 2016
A group of conservation groups in North West England has made a funny short video highlighting the possible impact on rivers of domestic septic tanks. This appears to be an emerging (and under appreciated) issue for pollution of our rivers.
For example, work at Southampton University is showing significant loads of phosphorous in the River Itchen likely coming from domestic sewage tanks. That phosphorous promotes algal growth much to the detriment of the natural fauna and flora of the river.