Diffuse pollution - important consultation

There is an important consultation underway with Defra regarding new basic rules for farmers to tackle diffuse water pollution from agriculture in England. Diffuse pollution is a major issue for water quality.

The Wild Trout Trust will participate in the consultation and give our view, but it is important that as many individuals as possible also give their views. Please click here for details of the consultation, which closes on 24 November.

Click here for a document with the WTT’s response, which you may wish to use to assist in your own response.

For more information on this issue, listen to the recent Radio 4 programme on river quality (click here) and read the brief summary of land use issues and their impact on rivers here.