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Lucinda Gilfoyle

About Lucinda Gilfoyle

Dr Lucinda Gilfoyle is Anglian Water’s Catchment Management Strategy Manager and is also Chartered Environmentalist of the Year
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    Got a spare £600million? How water companies are working to tackle the ‘slugs’ of the pesticide world

Got a spare £600million? How water companies are working to tackle the ‘slugs’ of the pesticide world

The slug killing pesticide metaldehyde is to water companies what slugs are to farmers; a costly problem; a £600million problem.
That’s how much we estimate it would cost to set up drinking water treatment for slug pellets (metaldehyde) across our region. Plus another £17million each year would be needed to run the systems. And it’s […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Catchment management|Comments Off on Got a spare £600million? How water companies are working to tackle the ‘slugs’ of the pesticide world|

Making the slug pellet switch to protect water

Over the past year, Anglian Water and the farmers who manage the land around some of our key reservoirs – along with the agronomists who advise them – have been working together on a trial. The trial is called Slug it Out and it’s the largest example of a product substitution campaign that has […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Catchment management|Comments Off on Making the slug pellet switch to protect water|

Slugging it out…

Clean, healthy drinking water delivered to our homes is something we all take for granted in today’s society. This is thanks to the hundreds of water treatment works which purify water before it is pumped into our homes and workplaces.

Here’s a history fact for you – the first municipal water treatment plant was built […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Catchment management, Climate, Sustainability|Comments Off on Slugging it out…|