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Addressing water quality

We have worked in partnership with the Environment Agency to engage 30 businesses based on some of the most polluting industrial estates in Greater Manchester.

Urban diffuse pollution from these estates has a significant impact on water quality in Manchester’s rivers. Our consultants conducted a scoping exercise across 15 industrial estates, followed up with on-site reviews at targeted high-risk sites. We worked with the businesses to identify legal issues, key risks and propose mitigation measures.

When we revisited we found that 91% of legal breaches had been rectified or were in the process of being, and that 68% of our best practice recommendations were already implemented or in the planning stages.