Farm to Tap Scheme

Organisation: Severn Trent

Location: Various

Type: Case Studies & Projects

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The Farm to Tap scheme works with farmers to help mitigate the impact from pesticides and other run-off from agricultural land on water quality.

Running since 2017, the scheme has had a significant impact on metaldehyde levels in drinking water.

Farmers were paid weighted ‘reward’ payments for metaldehyde reductions in sub-catchments at a per hectare rate. However, in light of the UK government ban on the use of Metaldehyde in slug pellets and a significant switch by farmers to Ferric Phosphate and alternative slug reduction techniques, beyond 2019 the Farm to Tap scheme will evolve to support farmers in a different area of water stewardship.

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