Thursday, 6 September 2012

If you have a private water supply the Environment Agency needs your help

The Environment Agency has recently sent a letter to households who are potentially reliant on water from the Straitgate area. In the first instance they wish to put together a list of all the wells, boreholes and springs in the area "...with the aim of being better able to protect the source of that water, now and in the future." For those who have received a letter it is important to reply, not only to confirm and enhance the information they already hold, but also so that the Environment Agency can gauge the importance of the Straitgate aquifer and make an informed response to any future quarrying proposal. If anybody has not received a letter but lives near Straitgate Farm and has a private water supply, please contact the Environment Agency on 01392 354057.