Organisation: Severn Trent and Moors for the Future Partnership
Location: Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park and South Pennines
Type: Case Studies & Projects
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The collaborative Moors for the Future Partnership is actively resorting peatland to improve water quality and reduce end of line costs for consumers.
Reservoirs in the Derwent Valley area suffer from discoloured water due to environmental degradation of the surrounding moors. The discolouration is processed out of drinking water supplies through the Severn Trent treatment works, a costly end of line solution for bill payers.
Severn Trent invested £1.2 million in the Moors for the Future Partnership to support the restoration of bare peat within the Peak District National Park and South Pennines. This investment has reduced soil runoff, reduced water discolouration, sequestered carbon and delivered biodiversity benefits
through habitat improvement. To date, restoration work extends to over 30 sq. km of the most degraded upland landscape in Europe.