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Farmers claim they are unfairly blamed for Wensum water pollution


December 20, 2021
By Chris Hill, Eastern Daily Press

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Farmers in the Wensum valley have collected data which they claim proves their contribution to water pollution is much lower than official figures suggest.

The Wensum Farmers Group (WFG) is a partnership of 29 landowners managing more than 10,000ha within this nationally-important river valley.

Modelling used in the diffuse water pollution plan (DWPP) for the Wensum suggests agriculture is responsible for 30pc of phosphate pollution – 17pc from livestock and 13pc from arable – while sewage treatment works account for 54pc. | READ MORE

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