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Farmers claim they are unfairly blamed for Wensum water pollution

December 20, 2021  By Chris Hill, Eastern Daily Press

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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