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Septic tank and package sewage treatment plant owners read on……….

The Environment Agency is trying to reduce the nutrients reaching our rivers and we need your help.

The water from Blo’ Norton drains to the Rivers Little Ouse and some to the River Waveney.  The local rivers need low nutrients to support the full range of wildlife. Nutrients (particularly phosphates) can come from several sources including septic tanks and package treatment plants.

To help reduce the nutrients please desludge your septic tank or package treatment plant at least once a year (nutrients settle out in the sludge), change to phosphate free detergents and check that any septic tanks drain effectively into the land, rather than reaching the river.

If each household does a bit, we can make a big difference to the amount of nutrient entering our water environment.




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