River Itchen Consultation on Phosphorous levels

The Environment Agency is running a consultation regarding new standards for discharges to the River Itchen, the closing date for which is January 3rd 2014

The Salmon and Trout Association and Hampshire Wildlife Trust are campaigning vigorously to reduce the amount of phosphorous entering the River Itchen, and this consultation is an opportunity to influence the EA to improve the water quality in this iconic chalk stream. Whilst the WTT s focus is on practical advice and habitat improvement, we do support campaigns such as this and would encourage our members and supporters to participate in this consultation.

A copy of HWT briefing document that describes the issue is available here.

If you would like to contribute your comments, please email: Itchen_​engagement@​environment-​agency.​gov.​uk