Hard on the heels of our Down by the River talks at Witney Corn Exchange comes news that Defra has an open consultation on its proposals to change water management practices: read here.
Defra has said that it wishes to put into law the water aspirations of its 25-year environment plan: read here.
BUT, of its targets for “clean and plentiful water”, there is nothing about preventing combined sewer overflows and tightening the rules on diluted sewage entering watercourses during storms (or even slight drizzle).
If you object to paddling in shit – diluted or concentrated – do submit your comments to the consultation. You have until 12 March.