About the Water Guardians community project
Funded by Wessex Water, the project aims to recruit and train local volunteers – Water Guardians – to monitor watercourses, identify possible pollution incidents and report them to us for further investigation.
Water Guardians will be our additional eyes and ears on the ground, playing an integral role in protecting the health of their local rivers. As well as monitoring pollution to improve water quality, volunteers could also help by litter-picking, recording wildlife or organising local engagement events. As a Water Guardian you will help to assess and improve the condition of rivers, improve habitats for wildlife and create more natural solutions for flood alleviation.
The project involves monitoring rivers across Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset, with a particular focus on areas near our assets, pollution hotspots and environmental areas of interest/importance.