Executives on the Fareham Borough Council have recently enacted regulations that will include the inspection of water in council homes as well as protecting agricultural land to reduce fertilization measures. These new guidelines have been put in place after nitrate levels of begun to rise in The Solent, causing potentially dangerous conditions. Since the council is responsible for delivering homes, they will now be required to mitigate each water situation to ensure that it is working safely and properly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nitrate levels in Fareham Borough have raised fears of water pollution, and the local council have agreed to block new developments that may add to this problem in the short term.
  • The council will still issue permits, and allow housing to be built, but only under with the understanding that the new homes cannot be occupied until these problems are dealt with.
  • Wastewater from housing has been attributed as a cause of algae growth and other problems that are being associated with the ecosystem of The Solent deteriorating.

“The interim measures agreed included improving water efficiency in existing council homes, manage agricultural land to reduce fertiliser use and improve wastewater treatment works.”

Read more: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/council-agrees-to-block-new-developments-over-water-pollution-fears-1-9059463


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