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New moves to protect famous Cambridge chalk stream

Water and environment agencies are taking joint steps to prevent taps running dry by announcing measures to protect Cambridge’s famous Hobson’s Conduit chalk stream. .

The environment agency, Cambridge water company and the Trustees of Hobson’s Conduit have set out plans to address the environmental impact associated with water abstraction, particularly involving all-important chalk streams such as the 400-year-old Conduit.

They have issued a joint statement on the future plans for less water abstraction from the Conduit at Nine Wells - one of 160 chalk streams in the UK.

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