The “Catchment area” is a term which describes the area around a water source, where rainfall naturally collects and feeds into the source. Learn more about this as well as about some of our projects below...
Metaldehyde Action Project
Mendip Lakes Partnership
Bristol Water in partnership with Catchment Sensitive Farming, Avon Wildlife Trust, Natural England and the Environment Agency, is working with farmers across the Blagdon and Chew Reservoir catchments to improve water quality and enhance habitats.
The Partnership provides free specialist advice on soils, nutrients and business management – and support on the new Countryside Stewardship schemes. It’s often less expensive to tackle diffuse pollution problems “at source,” so we may also be able to offer financial support for land management changes or farm improvements that give cost-effective improvements in water quality. As part of the project, Bristol Water is undertaking an extensive water quality monitoring programme so that we can understand risk areas and identify improvements over time.