Water Catchment Partnership

Saturday, 13 July, 2013

UFU Watch 

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has teamed up with Northern Ireland Water, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and CAFRE with collective aims and objectives to help address the water quality issues in Northern Ireland.  The aim of the Water Catchment  Partnership is to proactively work together to promote and raise awareness of best practice when using plant protection products in the garden or on the farm, through this voluntary approach to improving water quality.

Speaking on behalf of the Partnership UFU Deputy President Barclay Bell said; “Last week the Water Catchment Partnership attended two soil events and Omagh Show to offer advice and information to farmers which was well received.  We hope that through this partnership we will see an overall improvement in water quality and we hope that farmers will make use of the advice and information given in helping tackle this important issue.

“Representatives from the Partnership will be attending and hosting a number events and are planning a series of farm visits in the Derg catchment area to raise awareness and provide best practice guidance on grassland pesticide use and we would welcome your cooperation and support to the long term delivery of high quality drinking water.”