6 WAYS LIFE­STYLE BLOCKS POL­LUTE WA­TER­WAYS

NZ Lifestyle Block - - The Good Life -

• Nu­tri­ents and E. coli con­tam­i­na­tion through in­ef­fec­tive on-site ef­flu­ent

sys­tems, and live­stock in streams;

• Sed­i­men­ta­tion through earth­works car­ried out with­out ap­pro­pri­ate

sed­i­men­ta­tion con­trol and re­me­di­a­tion in place;

• Hy­dro­car­bons through ve­hi­cles with oil leaks;

• Chem­i­cal spills through use of wa­ter­ways as a means of dis­posal,

eg paint, clean­ing agents, bleach, chlo­rine;

• Rub­bish;

• Drainage of wet­land and clear­ing of wet­land plants;

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