A park drainage system will be created to absorb run-off water pollution from one of Brighton’s busiest roads. Experts are analysing the site at Wild Park, in Moulsecoomb, before the main groundwork starts in August. The £1.79 million project comprises four shallow wetlands which will hold water during heavy rainfall, filtering out pollution from nearby […]

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A report launched by Stormwater Shepherds and CIWEM shines a light on the toxic cocktail of pollutants that runs off the UK’s road network and into our rivers and water sources every time it rains. The pollution comes from tyre particles, fuel spills and other vehicle fluids, road surface fragments, sediment and herbicides. These contain […]

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While sewage and intensive farming pollution steal the media headlines, an eco-toxic cocktail of hydrocarbons, metals and plastics runs off our roads into rivers and streams when it rains. Stormwater Shepherds and CIWEM have been pulling together the evidence. Poly aromatic hydrocarbons are nasty, toxic organic substances. They are carcinogenic; they cause mutations and deformities in aquatic organisms and they affect their […]

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A toxic mix of oil, chemicals and bits of tyre from roads is polluting English waterways and no-one is regularly monitoring it, the BBC has found. Heavy rain forces run-off into streams and rivers. Campaigners say it causes “absolutely horrific” damage in places, including just downstream of where The Great British Bake Off is filmed. […]

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National Highways (NH) has published its 2030 Water Quality Plan. It sets out a high-level programme of work to mitigate all high-risk outfalls by 2030. There are 1,236 outfalls & soakaways identified by NH as having a potential high risk of pollution. Of these, 145 have a verified high risk of pollution and therefore require […]

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New Civil Engineer The highways industry is facing a critical knowledge gap regarding the installation and maintenance of drainage infrastructure according to a leading water management firm. ACO Water Management has surveyed 100 infrastructure and highways engineers and compiled the responses in its new report Highways Drainage: The Route to Surface Water Management, which is also […]

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