South East Rivers Trust

Category: Water Quality


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 South East Rivers Trust, in partnership with Metis and Sutton Council, has launched the first SuDS project to target schools in Sutton. What are SuDS? With conventional drainage systems, rainwater rushes to the sewers, which can become overwhelmed during 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…


In August we were very lucky to receive funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation to install a Downstream Defender (silt trap) at Richmond Park, which will stop pollutants (such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons) reaching the Beverley Brook and improve local Read more…


So you know that the roads can be pretty dirty. You see the direct effects of it on your car when you think it’s probably time to give it a clean. The dirt on the roads is also really well Read more…


Shortly I will post another blog updating you on how the river improvement works in Richmond Park are settling in one year after they were completed. Although the river habitat works have been completed (for now!) work has by no Read more…


ZSL and the Hogsmill Partnership are looking for volunteers to help us map polluted outfalls on the Hogsmill this October. While walking the Hogsmill you may have noticed all the different pipes that can be found along the river bank. Read more…


We have teamed up with Thames 21 on a new project to tackle urban pollution across London’s rivers. Many improvements in the quality of urban rivers have been made in recent years, but lots of serious water quality issues remain. One Read more…


Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Hogsmill River twice with some of our dedicated Pollution Patrol volunteers. From left to right: Geoff, Me (Polly), Steph, Peter, Bill and Jan Our Pollution Assessment Volunteers (PAVs) work hard to Read more…