Fylde Council has teamed up in a partnership with organisations including the Environment Agency, United Utilities, other North West councils and Keep Britain Tidy to ensure the water off our beaches continues to improve.
What is the partnership doing?
Inland sewage discharges are being tackled. In some areas checks have been made to ensure that household sewage and household appliances are correctly plumbed – so that surface water run-off is not mixed with foul water.
Catchment-sensitive farming is being encouraged to minimise the effect of water run-off from farmland in the Ribble catchment area.
Beach management will also play a part as studies have shown the adverse effect of fouling by dogs, donkeys and horses.
Partnership members are working with businesses – asking staff not to pour fats, oils and greases down the sink and inappropriate waste products down the toilet.
How you can help
We’re backing the LOVEmyBEACH campaign which is aimed at residents, businesses, holidaymakers and schools.
- It’s good sense. The main ways to help include:
- Ensuring your dog doesn’t foul the beach;
- Don’t drop litter on the beach;
- Avoid pouring oil, grease and fat down your drains;
You can find lots of other ways to help the beaches at lovemybeach.