“SEPA staff are now undertaking the next phase of the work in the Eye Water Priority Catchment, when they will be assessing the diffuse pollution risk from land use activities on individual farms. As well as the land based assessment, the pollution risk from farm steadings will also be assessed.
If issues are found, then general advice on remediation will be given so that land managers can reduce the environmental impact of their activities. SEPA are very keen to learn of original measures to reduce any environmental impact that land managers can come up with which suits their farming practice, as this can be shared with other land managers. SEPA is looking forward to working with the land managers in the Eye Water to improve water quality.”