Our rivers are failing, and it’s up to us to do something about it. Each and everyone of us can play our part.
All rivers in England are failing chemical standards and only 14% of rivers in England are in good ecological health.
Water quality incidents are frequent and widespread, this hit from multiple sources is putting pressure on already struggling systems. Therefore, South Cumbria Rivers Trust is asking everyone to share any reports of incidents to help build a better picture of how this is affecting South Cumbria. We will review this information quarterly meetings at meetings of the Becks to Bay catchment partnership.
All incidents must still be reported to the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 807060 first. They are the regulatory authority.
To help capture any incidents South Cumbria Rivers Trust have set up a new system to allow you to view incident reports in real time and see if any other incidents have been reported in your local area. This will help to identify hotspots. Incidents can range from obvious discharges to underlying indicators such as the presence of algae or sewage fungus.
Please share any water quality incidents on our live map by clicking here.
You can find out more about the State of Our Rivers, in the Rivers Trusts latest report: https://www.theriverstrust.org/key-issues/state-of-our-rivers