Nitrate and water supplies in the United Kingdom.

  title={Nitrate and water supplies in the United Kingdom.},
  author={B T Croll and Celia Hayes},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={50 1-2},
Nitrate concentrations in UK waters are rising, with the highest levels occurring in the south and east of England, particularly Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. The source of the nitrate is arable agriculture where intensification in the last few decades has increased nitrate leaching from soils into both surface and underground waters. Concentrations in underground waters are expected to reach 150 to 200 mg litre(-1) nitrate (i.e. NO(3)) in the future, if agricultural losses… CONTINUE READING