Water companies’ foul record revealed

Barry White

Water companies released raw sewage into rivers and seas in England for more than 1.75 million hours last year. There was an average of 825 sewage spillages into waterways per day, the data shows – down 19% on the previous year although this is largely due to last year’s below average rainfall.

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Fish That Live in the Forest

The benefits of salmon, the waters in which they swim and the forests through which they pass is the story told in the film ‘Riverwoods’ commissioned by Scotland The Big Picture – an organisation working to re-wild a large network of land and water for the benefit of nature across Scotland.

‘Salmon need the support of a rich and diverse landscape that stretches far beyond the banks of the river. Over many centuries, the loss of Scotland’s natural woodlands, and much of the wildlife that shaped them, has profoundly changed our rivers and their ability to support the huge salmon runs that once flourished. Today, this magnificent creature so symbolic of Scotland’s spectacular, cascading rivers, is threatened like never before’.

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