Start Date 14/12/2022 – End Date 14/05/2023
We have to shift the way we manage rainwater that falls on urban areas, on behalf of councils, to help reduce pollution of our harbours, rivers and streams.
Over decades, a network of stormwater drains and pipes has been built to carry rainwater quickly into waterways or the sea, to reduce the risk of flooding.
Now, as well as carrying the water away, we also need to reduce pollution such as litter, fertiliser, heavy metals and bacteria that stormwater carries.
We’re developing a strategy to move towards healthy water over the coming decades.
We want to hear what you think.
Meanwhile find out more about stormwater and what you can do to reduce pollution here