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Water Pollution

Water Pollution

Water Pollution is the contamination of water bodies (for example, lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

Water pollution affects plants and organisms living in these bodies of water.

Incidents of water pollution should be reported to the Environment Agency Pollution Hotline on 0800 807060.

Contact details

01724 297561   

Environmental Health (Commercial)
PO Box 42
Church Square House
DN15 6XQ

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 04/01/2018