Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS)

Project Partners & Funders

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Start Date: 

September 2017

End Date: 

January 2022

Ongoing

A collaborative approach working with farmers to prevent pollution rather than relying expensive and carbon intensive chemical treatments

The Project

Project aims:

·      Help farmers invest in land management and infrastructure changes to tackle pollution of rivers

·      Keep pesticides out of drinking water and freshwater habitats

·      A collaborative approach working with farmers to prevent pollution rather than relying expensive and carbon intensive chemical treatments

 

Major successes:

·      Since the project started we have worked with more than 75% of landowners in the priority area

·      Used the Severn Trent small grants scheme for actions on the ground, including constructing bio-filters, landscaping wetlands, and building enclosed sprayer wash-down areas

·      Effective partnership with a water company to reduce agricultural pollution

 

For more information: https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/environment/catchment-management/severn-trent-environmental-protection-scheme/

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