Project - River Holme Connections

Only rain down the drain

In Progress


In January 2021, we received a funding award from the Yorkshire Water Community Benefit Fund to raise awareness of pollution from a number of sources within the River Holme catchment area.

This three year project will involve carrying out two River Holme catchment wide campaigns: Green Waste and “Only rain down the drain”.  These campaigns, through leaflets and publicity, will raise awareness of water pollution from green waste and contaminated surface water.  We will also run monthly community action days including tree planting and river clean-ups.

Project cost: £31,400 (spread over the 3 year project)


The River Holme catchment suffers from pollution from a number of sources such as pollution from fats, oils, greases, detergents (from car washing) and DIY materials (such as paints). These polluting materials are often disposed of in surface water drains which drain directly to the river. We are launching a new awareness raising campaign to highlight water pollution from contaminated surface water. An “Only rain down the drain” best practice leaflet has been produced and will be distributed to targeted properties. Surface water drains will also be marked with a “Yellow fish” logo to  highlight that the drains flow directly to the river.

Click here for the “Only rain down the drain” leaflet.