Call of Nature Project Launch
The Mersey Rivers Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency has launched a project to raise awareness of the risks to local rivers of poorly-maintained off-mains sewage systems.
The project will focus on engaging communities within the Alt/Crossens Catchment which covers Ormskirk, Maghull, Formby and Southport.
Poorly maintained septic tanks, cesspits and package sewage treatment plants may pollute local rivers causing an increase in harmful chemicals and therefore decline in fish and plant populations.
Call of Nature aims to locate the stretches of river at greatest risk of pollution and, with help from local communities, reduce the amount of waste material ending up in our rivers.
For more information, visit http://www.callofnature.info