TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!
If you look under the bridge near the picnic area at the Llanfyllin Wetland – between the town car park and the river – you can see water coming out of a pipe. This water is thick, black and often oily because it’s collected from the upper part of the High Street and from the whole car park – and it used to go straight into the Cain. If you go to the far right of the Wetland and look at the water that’s now going into the river, you’ll see that it’s entirely clean because all the sediments and the oil have been filtered through the Wetland pools, reeds and other cleaning plants.
The Wetland – created by Llanfyllin Town Council – is a Sustainable Drainage Scheme and without it we couldn’t have got Planning Permission for the car park extension or financial help from the Environment Agency. It’s because of brilliant schemes like this, helped by clean-up and monitoring work by the Cain Valley River Group, that we now have a river clean enough for the fish which have brought back the otters that you can see in this great video clip, taken under Llanfechain Bridge by Jake Stephen from the Cain Valley River Group.
Video courtesy of Jake Stephen
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