Water covers over 70% of the Earths surface and is a very important resource to people and the environment. Water pollution affects drinking water, rivers, lakes and oceans all over the world. This consequently harms human health and the natural environment.
The Environment Agency is responsible for maintaining or improving the quality of fresh, marine, surface and underground water in England and Wales.
Please visit the Environment Agency web site under our useful links for more information on water quality or to report a water pollution incident please call the Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60, call free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You may also like to visit the Water Pollution Guide web site where you can find useful information about the sources of water pollution, how they can be treated and how you can help.