Protecting natural waterways from contaminated surface water runoff or ground water flow, is important. Consider the following;
- Identifying issues concerning potential disruption to or interference with natural waterways and planning event activities to avoid negative impacts.
- Waterways which are natural habitats are protected from physical interference through being fenced off or out of bounds where necessary.
- Riparian zones protected from disturbance by no physical infrastructure placed within distances prescribed by regulatory authorities.
- Environment Agency requirements for activities near waterways are adhered to.
- Maritime agency requirements for protection of activities on waterways are adhered to.
- If disposing of grey water through run off or soak-aways, ensure it is at least 100m from a water way.
- Ensure the supply of adequate toilets to avoid urination on land and waterways.
- Operations are such to ensure no contaminated water is deposited onto the ground where it may make its way to watercourses (through runoff or ground water).
- Legacy opportunities for regeneration, enhancement or protection of waterways and immediate surrounding ecological environment.