Taw and Torridge Estuary Project

Taw and Torridge Estuary Project

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The North Devon Biosphere is offering grants and advice to farmers in North Devon around the estuary through the Taw Torridge Estuary Project, which is helping to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture and helping to reduce flood risk. 

The Project is supporting various techniques to reduce diffuse pollution including;

  • Swales
  • In-ditch wetlands
  • Sediment ponds
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Woodland habitat

All these wetland features can reduce diffuse water pollution from agriculture as well as improving biodiversity and offering other benefits.

Depending on the nature of the wastewater, designs will vary in complexity from those you can easily create yourself, to something which requires more technical support, which is available from the project.

Typical sources of water that can be treated are:

  • Run off from lightly contaminated concrete
  • Run off from farm tracks
  • Run off from fields
  • Machinery washing areas
  • Run off from animal handling areas
  • Roof drainage from pig/poultry housing 

If you would like to find out more, are interested in free technical advice, grants and help filling in the application form please contact Kate Weld: 01271 388650 Email: kate.weld@devon.gov.uk 



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