Our Water and Farming Partnership - which has grown from the Ouse Upstream Thinking Project - is all about working with the farming community to maintain and where possible, improve water quality and the natural environment.
We are looking at practical ways to prevent soils, fertiliser and pesticides washing from fields and entering the River Ouse. Removing these substances at the water treatment works is very costly, so tackling the issue at source is beneficial for our customers and farmers alike.
Do you farm in the Ouse catchment?
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Working in partnership
South East Water supports the Adur and Ouse Partnership. It's aim is to to protect and improve the rivers Adur and Ouse, their coastlines and groundwater, for people and for wildlife. Information about the partnership is at www.adurandousecatchment.org.uk
We are also working with the University of Brighton, which has helped us produce a detailed baseline assessment of water quality across the whole catchment. This work has helped us to understand the water quality issues in the catchment and will help us target priority intervention areas.