This addresses the issues that are impacting water quality throughout the catchment. The plan was developed by SAS, consulting SAS regional reps and regional and national experts from the Environment Agency. We have identified a range of simple solutions that can be adopted by individuals, industry, farmers and local authorities to deliver Cleaner Coastal Catchments.
Threats to Porth’s water quality:
Protecting Sewers and Being More Water Aware
Increased urban developments, with hard standing, non-permeable surfaces (including roads and buildings) leads to an increased runoff of rainwater into the sewerage system. This means water enters rivers and often overpowers sewerage systems. These systems are unable to cope with the rapid increase in water, which can lead to flooding and sewer overflowing.
Unnecessary use of water in homes and businesses also puts excessive pressure on our sewerage system. While choice of chemicals used in everyday activities can also enter our bathing waters through this route.