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Wild Watch issue 4

This edition focuses on some of the first results from our recently launched projects and investigations and much more.

As a water company, we are intrinsically linked to the natural water cycle.  This issue features our catchment management team who have been working for many years with landowners to improve the quality of raw water which reaches our water treatment works.

Travelling further down the water cycle, we take a look at an important new investigation taking place in Somerset which seeks to combine the power of reeds with metal rich materials to reduce levels of nutrients.

To mark the new year, we have launched our new wildlife calendar featuring an amazing range of wildlife to see in the coming months.

2011 is the International Year of the Bat and what better way to mark the occasion than with some exciting results from our first year of survey work.

We’re also pleased to bring you some very positive news from the Somerset Biodiversity Partnership, one of the projects supported by our partners programme. 

Otters have made a welcome return to many rivers in our region but the Somerset Otter Group is facing a dangerous new enemy in the form of a deadly bile fluke parasite.

Finally, we take a look at one of our most historic sites at Sutton Poyntz.

We hope you enjoy this edition, but if you would like to find out more about any of the issues raised or have any questions, please contact us at env.info@wessexwater.co.uk or take a look at the environment section of this website.

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International Year of the Bat
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