Livestock

Livestock need regular access to drinking water, but significant poaching and dunging into the water can cause an issue for water quality.

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Climate change projections suggest warmer and wetter winters, that could increase the proportion of dirty water and slurry around the steading.

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Arable

Farmers and growers are using biobeds or biofilters as a way to deal with drips, spills and splashes that occur when filling sprayers and mixing pesticides in sprayer handling areas.

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Pesticides such as herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides can all cause problems for wildlife and water quality.

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