Essex Rivers Hub

There are multiple point sources of pollution along this waterbody which contribute to it having problems with phosphate, dissolved oxygen and ammonia. These issues come from trade discharges and misconnections. There are also known consented overflows on the sewerage network.


In order to prevent further problems with point source pollutants, landowners and business owners need to be engaged.

Water discharge permits should be re-visited to ensure that they are suitable.

Further data should be collected in order to confirm sources.

Education in order to raise awareness for better sewer and drainage programmes.

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Website key stakeholders:

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust