UK Water Quality: New Commission Aims To Restore River Wye And Lugg

Ways to restore the water quality of rivers running though Herefordshire are to be looked at.

A commission enabling the county council to work with other local authorities and agencies to improve the rivers Wye and Lugg has been set up.

Both rivers are struggling with high levels of nutrients, mainly phosphates, which affect water quality and eco-balance, the council has said.

It aims to protect the wildlife habitats.

Both the Wye and Lugg are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are also Special Areas of Conservation (SAC).

Natural England ensures the ecology of watercourses remains in good health and sets limits for the level of nutrients.

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