The rain that falls on our mountains ain’t as pure as the driven snow. Precipitation occurs around particles in the atmosphere. Sometimes those particles are down to nature: dust, salt, volcanic ash.
And sometimes they’re down to us: exhaust fumes, waste incinerators and power stations.
On its journey to the sea, we will add a little organic farm waste and a dash of agrochemicals. Each village and town will shower, bath, dishwash and flush in its wake. Some will treat its banks as a tip, so that downstream you can measure the high water mark by how far up the trees the bin bags flutter.
The river flows back into the sea and one day will become river again.
This is our and your playground.
Please keep it clean.