Water pollution?

A regular if slightly worrying sight in the Wom, mid-way between the’western’ foot bridge and the road bridge which forms the boundary of Wombourne Park, is the regular occurrence of foam. There must be a local drain emptying into the brook at this point.

Hopefully the aquatic life won’t be too adversely affected by it.

5 Replies to “Water pollution?”

  1. Yes, run off from streets often contains all sort of stuff and you cant discount misconnections of sewage treatment etc. Have you had it tested?

  2. hi there
    just thought i would add a comment here. not all foam is caused by pollution. naturally occuring substances like humic acid and other humic substances, also cause foaming. i heard, at a conference, that you can often catch fish under such foam! although the evidence was only anecdotal. so don’t despair every time you see foam.

  3. Ian & Manoah-thanks both for your comments. Yes, District Council are going to test it, so we await results.

  4. Geraint..

    I have Had a quick browse at the site ..particulary impressed by overall capture of the Wombourne park issues.With ref to the brook itself i would doubt if there are any fish/ aquatic forms in the water.Havent caught anything yet, ….must get a smaller net…
    k regards


  5. Your comments are greatly appreciated Nick-especially as you are another Wombourne resident! Thanks for looking over the blog-please keep an eye on it when you can fit it into your busy schedule!

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