Reed beds used to beat water-pollution

June 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Water Pollution

Reed beds are being planted next to a busy section of the A66 in Cumbria to help pollution seeping into the adjacent Bassenthwaite Lake.

The water filtration capabilities of these reed beds allow solids to settle and microbes in the roots to deal with water contamination in the same way that conventional treatment systems do.

The planting excercise has been welcomed by Bassenthwaite Lake Restoration Programme bosses who feel that their aim to improve water quality, will certainly be boosted by this green solution.

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