The Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water are working in partnership to identify the sources of nitrate contamination to the Till Fell Sandstone groundwater body, located in northern Northumberland, England. Currently nitrate concentrations in the recharge area of the aquifer exceed the drinking water supply. This puts public water supply abstractions at risk - concentrations of nitrate at the public water supply boreholes are currently below the drinking water standard. We are working together to reduce the infiltration of N from agricultural practices on this highly vulnerable aquifer.
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