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  • by Karma Loveday

Nutrient stripping requirement areas mapped

Defra has formally designated which catchments are defined as sensitive under the Water Industry Act in terms of being in an unfavourable condition as a result of phosphorus or nitrogen pollution in water.

In these catchments (click on map to view ) water companies have a duty to ensure wastewater treatment works serving a population equivalent over 2,000 meet specified nutrient removal standards by 1 April 2030.

Defra said any exemptions will be confirmed by 1 April 2024.


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