South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Happy Anniversary to the Hogsmill Pollution Patrol

Pollution on the HogsmillWith the start of 2016 comes the One Year Anniversary of our Hogsmill Pollution Patrol scheme – and what an amazing job it has done so far!

Throughout 2015, our trained volunteers have been monitoring 15 outfalls on the Hogsmill for signs of pollution such as misconnected appliances and sewage discharge.

Together they have submitted 470 reports of pollution to us. Working with the Environment Agency and Thames Water, we have been able to start investigating these issues and begin work towards rectifying them to improve water quality on the Hogsmill River.

To read the latest update of our work, please download our Newsletter below.

Pollution Newsletter December 2015

If you see pollution on your river, call the Environment Agency hotline on:

0800 80 70 60


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One comment on “Happy Anniversary to the Hogsmill Pollution Patrol


I work at Kingston College. It would be quite easy on weekdays to take hogsmill,water samples and test them if it take very little time, would that be useful? It is better than it used to be because there are fewer biting flies around, but still not enough fish nor emergent plants for me to think the river is really clean, rather than extra sewer. Well done for you work. How does thames water rate the thames there. The environment agency used to rate the water fair just upstream of Kingston it was good in 1996. Has the clean up worked yet.? Nice work naturalising the bank.

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