Issue date: 19th December 2011
Waterway charity Thames21 said The River Lea and the streams that flow into it form London’s second largest river system, but are being devastated by pollution.
The snapshot water quality testing was commissioned by Thames21 which is an environmental charity working with communities to bring London's waterways to life.
The report of rivers running through the London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest and Epping Forest shows that the Lea and the rivers flowing into it are being damaged by pollution coming from everyone in the valley.
The report also shows that Pymmes and Salmons Brook in LB Enfield don’t have enough oxygen in the water to support healthy fish life.
Read the full report on the Thames21 website