Reducing diffuse pollution risk doesn’t just benefit water quality and the environment; it can also help to improve farm business efficiency, profitability and can lower your farm carbon footprint. It also keeps you on the right side of the regulations, protecting farm payments.
3 key ways to tackle diffuse pollution:
- Reduce the source of the pollution – where is it coming from? Can the pollution source be minimised?
- Block the pathway – assess how the pollution source is getting from the source to the problem site
- Prevent it getting to areas where it will become a problem – divert or collect the pollution before it reaches the watercourse