New reed bed helping to improve water quality on the Salmons Brook

Grovelands Park reedbedOur latest work in Grovelands Park is helping to improve the water quality of Grovelands Park Lake by naturally slowing down and treating water from the polluted outfall which feeds it. The reed bed which was built in June is now thriving and is attracting a wide range of birds and insects.

Approximatly 100 hectares of road runoff drains into the lake from this outfall pipe. The reedbed is preventing waste water from misconnected homes and oil from road runoff spreading across the lake, further downstream into the Salmons Brook and then into the River Lea
Reed beds naturally improve water quality by breaking down many of the pollutants we find in urban waterways. To see the reed bed and our other projects in Grovelands Park come along to our river celebration on September 20th.