Essex Rivers Hub

This water body has problems with increased phosphate levels. Phosphate is thought to be entering the water from a range of different point sources, although many of these have not been identified; one possible input is the local sewage treatment works. Storm discharges are also thought to be having an impact on the phosphate levels. This increase in phosphate is causing disruption to the algae and plants within the river.

Along with phosphate, detection of a harmful chemical has been confirmed within this waterbody.

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