This is the legacy website for the Source to Tap Project, supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). This project has now come to an end and this site should be used for reference only.
Providing sustainable solutions to protect
our drinking water sources
Welcome to the Source to Tap legacy website. Here you will discover a selection of valuable resources, including videos, guides and reports. These document the learning and insights gained over five years (2018-2022) of the Source to Tap project. These resources outline our approach to sustainable, cost-effective, catchment management which was designed to protect source drinking water catchments.
Source to Tap is a watershed moment in drinking water protection. Through the learning gained on peatland restoration, forestry management, agricultural land use improvements and education, we have embarked on a journey. Read More
We need to continue with others joining us on this journey, protecting and loving the water we all rely on to thrive. The last five years of Source to Tap have shown us what to do –through this legacy website, we share that knowledge so others can take the learning and apply it.
We wanted to make the outputs of the Source to Tap project accessible to everyone, allowing stakeholders across the water utility, scientific, policy, community and education sectors to benefit from the information generated by this innovative and ground-breaking project.
This website allows Water Professionals & Land Managers, Landowners & Farmers and Educators & Citizen Scientists to explore what the Source to Tap project has delivered, the key outcomes and learnings from the project and how this learning can be replicated and applied in other river catchments.
It also contains a wealth of downloadable resources, from a 5-unit primary education programme that teachers can deliver in school, and information fact sheets for freshwater citizen scientists to information sheets for landowners and farmers about water-friendly farming.
Whether you just want to just dip your toe into integrated catchment management for source drinking water protection or fully immerse yourself in the science and economics behind our approach, the Source to Tap legacy website has something for everyone.
Source to Tap Key Themes
Below the five key themes, you will find the information portals for Water Professionals & Land Managers, Farmers & Landowners and Educators & Citizen Scientists where you can enter and explore all the information and resources on this site.
Source to Tap created volunteering opportunities that encouraged people to get involved in protecting and improving the sources of our drinking water
Source to Tap educated primary school children and the public about where water comes from and how it gets from our rivers to our taps
Source to Tap improved raw water quality through on-farm interventions at the catchment scale to reduce MCPA, colour, and turbidity in raw water source areas
Source to Tap trialled sediment reduction measures that can be used in conjunction with current best practices to reduce soil loss during and following forest felling
Source to Tap helped restore an area of previously forested peatland to improve the health of the bog and reduce soil run-off to rivers and lakes
Depending on the information you require, click on the appropriate portal to start your own Source to Tap journey. In each section, you can access informative, practical and downloadable resources developed to help you protect your water quality at source.
Water Professionals & Land Managers
Discover how Source to Tap piloted a range of sustainable, cost-effective measures to reduce pollution and improve raw water quality in shared source drinking water catchments.
Landowners & Farmers
Discover how protecting water quality can be beneficial to your farm business as well as the environment through cost effective and practical on-farm measures
Educators & Citizen Scientists
Explore ways to teach children about the journey of our water from source to tap and how to become a citizen scientist to help protect water quality.