United Kingdom: Garden ponds unwittingly polluted by tap water

Guardian: British garden ponds are unwittingly being polluted by people topping them up with tap water, a survey has found. Around half of 250 ponds examined are in "poorer" condition, three in 10 are "good" and only one in 10 was rated as "excellent", said the organisers of the Big Pond Dip, Pond ConservatioLord and Lady Hollinscoughn. Water boatmen, beetles, snails, alderflies and damselfly larvae are among the pond life affected by the problem, which occurred in more than half the ......

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