Diffuse pollution from both agriculture and urban areas remains a major pressure on Europe’s freshwater. Cost-effective measures to tackle both sources exist and can be implemented through the river basin management plans of the Water Framework Directive. Full compliance with the Nitrates Directive is also required.
By having aerators and water flow restrictors fitted on your taps, the flow of water will feel stronger, but will consist of less water and more air. Aerated taps can reduce the water flow by 30-40 %.
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