Septic Tanks – an unknown risk

With the exception of Helston the Cober Catchment is sparsely populated rural area. Many homes, if not most, in the middle and upper regions of the catchment will use a septic tank to manage their sewage. Phosphate is a nutrient present in sewage and posses a risk to water quality as it leads to algae growth. As you know, this…

Keeping an eye on the lake level

Historically flooding in Helston has been linked to water backing up in Loe Pool lake and therefore led to the practice of ‘breaking the bar’, as explained on the Loe Bar page. You can keep an eye on the current level of Loe Pool lake here. Contemporary thinking in catchment management has re-focused the Forum’s attention…