River Action cannot take any official action on incidences of water pollution. The official authorities to report incidents to in the UK are the Environment Agency in England, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). If you report incidents, make sure you ask for a reference number. This will allow you to get an update on the incident, and check whether the site was inspected.
We know that due to severe underfunding, agencies are often not able to act on pollution incidences and River Action is currently campaigning to get these bodies refunded so they can better enforce the law and prosecute offenders.
If you have pictures or videos of agricultural or sewage pollution from a river in your area, please feel free to share these with us. Where possible, we will endeavour to amplify the pollution problem via our social media channels and, in some circumstances, may be able to include the incident in our campaigning and policy materials. However, please note, we are a small organisation with limited resources, therefore, we may not be able to respond and act on all pollution reports.