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Water quality to be measured in River Loddon

Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke Credit: ITV Meridian

The MP for Basingstoke, Maria Miller, is backing plans to install flow monitoring equipment in the River Loddon in Hampshire.

The work is aimed at measuring flow and water quality in stretches ofthe river, as well as monitoring the effects of discharges into it.

Maria said “I welcome the innovative partnershipbetween Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and the Environment Agency to install flow monitoring equipment in the River Loddon.

I have been working with a number of environmental and biodiversity groups in Basingstoke, to look at the impact house building is having on our environment, including water quality in our rivers.

This project will give us the much needed data to monitor river flow to help better model environmental impact.”