South East Rivers Trust

Category: Pollution


The Hogsmill – a Chalk Stream in crisis The Hogsmill is classified as a chalk stream, a globally rare habitat, and one of around only 200 worldwide. Chalk streams give rise to a unique set of species that depend on Read more…


You might think that sewage flowing into our rivers is something banished to the history books. Unfortunately, in reality, this is still a widespread problem. But thanks to our volunteers, the Beverley Brook and Wandle will be seeing some improvements. Read more…


Introducing our latest project: Holistic Water for Horticulture What is Polytunnel Horticulture? Polytunnels (pictured above) allow growers to produce high value soft fruits over extended seasons so that fruit is available for a much longer period in the year. For Read more…


Defra has proposed changes to how our rivers are managed and regulated which could bring about major benefits. Healthy rivers need good, sustainable flows of high quality water. Natural processes shaped by these two fundamental factors combine to create a Read more…


Green Lanes Recreation Ground Pollution   On Tuesday 16th October 2018, a pollution incident at Green Lanes Recreation Ground was flagged to us by a member of the local community. Having visited the site later that day, it looks as Read more…


The weather could not have been better last week for our planting day at Sutton Council’s Denmark Road Offices. This planting day was organised to enable staff members to contribute to the new rain garden. Thanks to the hard work of Read more…


  We’re proud to announce the launch of our Riverfly Monitoring Hub for the Hogsmill river. Check out the amazing results collected by our volunteers since 2014 HERE! Read on to find out more about Riverfly and our monitoring on Read more…


Pets attract parasites and protecting our pets from parasites is part of the deal we make when we become responsible for them. There’s a wide range of products to choose from, designed to fit with your lifestyle and preferences.   Read more…


This is the first of a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Read more…


On the 23rd of April the Thames Waterblitz is taking place. This is a great way of capturing a snapshot in time of water quality in the Thames and all its tributaries from source to sea. Run by Earthwatch, this will be the sixth Waterblitz Read more…


The new Farming Rules for Water From April this year farmers across the country will be following a new set of guidelines that allow them to manage their land in a way that has benefits for them as well as Read more…


The theme of World Water Day in 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – and it’s designed to help us all explore how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. One of the water challenges Read more…


We are sorry to say that Thames Water has been in touch to notify us that an incident took place on Saturday 27th January 2018, in which sewage sludge from the Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works was released into the Hogsmill Read more…


On the afternoon of Wednesday 24th January 2018, this happened… …. And it’s not an isolated event. This is sewage, temporarily held in a Thames Water storm water tank in Epsom, discharging into the Green Lanes Stream and the Hogsmill Read more…