Water quality testing

We monthly monitor the water on the Reserve as part of the award-winning 'Love Your River, Telford' scheme which formed the basis of a BBC Countryfile programme. The scheme continues using the same techniques, supported by the Environment Agency and Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Please note the results are field test results. If problems are found, these are reported to the EA and local council, who will then conduct more detailed tests to rectify the problem.

If you wish to use these results, please contact Mike Hughes through fdlnr.admn@gmail.com for further information and acknowledgement advice.

Please do not use without permission.

To download the test results, please see each year under this page in the Menu. For results from earlier years, please contact us on fdlnr.admn@gmail.com.

Each month we check the pH and ammonia levels of each of the main bodies of water on the Reserve, as well as testing the temperature and turbidity levels.

Monitoring ammonia levels in Tee Lake

Inspecting Dothill Pool sample for turbidity

Taking Dothill Pool's temperature

Checking pH reading in The Drain

Latest comments

29.10 | 09:14

Wellington UDC Sewage Works were just beyond the end of the blocks going north.

04.10 | 18:40

I think a water pipe or sewage pipe was supported on those blocks many years ago, they look pre war.

28.04 | 15:50

A big thank you to all you wonderful volunteers, what an amazing paradise you have developed.

03.04 | 14:38

What are the large concrete blocks that are along one of the paths in nature reserve walk please

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