The company has been working closely with farmers and landowners in priority catchment since 2015 to help minimise the risk of soil, fertiliser and pesticides washing from fields into rivers and groundwater.

Al Stewart, South East Water’s surface water lead, said: “As part of this work, we offer grants of up to £10,000 for on-farm improvements, such as pesticide handling areas, and other initiatives that help improve river and groundwater quality.

“In addition to funding, we offer free one to one confidential on farm advice to farmers in our catchments. We understand agriculture and horticulture is going through a period of significant change and appreciate this uncertainty is unsettling for many.

“However, we’re here to support farmers on this journey – we want to work together to create a more sustainable future for farmers and the raw water we rely on to produce 520 million litres of top-quality drinking water each day.”

Those interested in applying for funding, or finding out more about available support, can sign up now for the breakfast meeting taking place on Wednesday March 30 at Marden Cricket & Hockey Club.

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday March 30, 2022
  • Time: 9.30am (breakfast and refreshments included)
  • Location: Marden Cricket & Hockey Club, 319 Maidstone Road, Marden, Kent, TN12 9AG
  • How to register: To register for the event, please use the following: link
  • CPD points: BASIS and NRoSO points available

You can access South East Water’s catchment map here to check which catchment you are in:
Catchment management | South East Water

While this event is for farmers in the Teise, Pembury or Hartlake catchments, there is support available to farmers across Kent and Sussex and all are welcome to attend.
Find out more here: Catchment management | South East Water

You can also email with any questions.

South East Water