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Geology

Foston lies on an ancient crossroads, situated on the north-eastern edge of the

Vale of Belvoir, nearly six miles northwest of Grantham, national grid reference SK 85 42.

 

River Witham and Foston Beck water quality

 

For report on River Witham and Foston Beck quality compared 2016 to 2018 click here 

For report on River and Beck water quality January 2016 please click here

Flood risk for Foston can be found here

 

C 1246674 Foston Parish Council: Foston 2016 

Laboratory Number

 

15039211

15039209

 

15039210

 

Sample Ref.

 

 Foston Beck A1

River Witham A2u

River Witham A3d

 

Sample Date/Time

 

4/1/2016 10:20

4/1/2016 9:50

4/1/2016 10:50

 

Sample Matrix

 

Surface Water

Surface Water

Surface Water

Ammoniacal Nitrogen as N (LL)

mg/l

<0.06

0.07

<0.06

Nitrate as N

mg/l

15.1

9.4

11

Phosphates , Total as P

mg/l

0.18

0.37

0.3

Dissolved Oxygen, Fixed

mg/l

8.4

10.4

10.1

 

 

C 1366642  Foston Parish Council: Foston 2017

Laboratory Number

 

15913003

15913004

 

15913005

 

Sample Ref.

 

Foston Beck A1

River Witham A2u

River Witham A3d

 

Sample Date/Time

 

26/02/2017 12:50

26/02/2017

26/02/2017

 

Sample Matrix

 

Surface Water

Surface Water

Surface Water

Ammoniacal Nitrogen as N (LL)

mg/l

  0.34

<0.06

  0.06

Nitrate as N

mg/l

16.5

11.5

12.3

Phosphates , Total as P

mg/l

  <0.120

   0.18

   0.17

Dissolved Oxygen, Fixed

mg/l

7.3

  7.2

  9.8

 

C 1504050 Foston Parish Council: Foston 2018        
Laboratory Number 16829180 16829181 16829182
Customer Sample Ref. Foston Beck A1 River Witham A2u River Witham A3d
Sample Date/Time 04/02/2018 09:40:00 04/02/2018 09:26 04/02/2018 10:20:00
Sample Matrix     Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Ammoniacal Nitrogen as N (LL) WAS067 mg/l        0.21        0.08         0.15
Nitrate as N WAS036 mg/l      14.7      10.4       11.1
Phosphates , Total as P WAS049 mg/l           0.13        0.33          0.21
Dissolved Oxygen, Fixed WAS052 mg/l      12.4      11.6       10.2

 

 

C 1669399 Foston Parish Council: 2019

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Number

17923203

17923204

17923205

Customer Sample Ref.

A1 Beck 1

A2u RW1

A3d RW2

Sample Date/Time

03/02/2019 12:21:00

03/02/2019 12:16:00

03/02/2019 13:06:00

Sample Matrix

 

 

Not In Project

Not In Project

Not In Project

Ammoniacal Nitrogen as N (LL)

WAS067

mg/l

0.21

0.3

0.21

Nitrate as N

WAS036

mg/l

11.7

11.6

11.2

Phosphates , Total as P

WAS049

mg/l

0.22

0.41

0.35

Dissolved Oxygen, Fixed

WAS052

mg/l

10.8

10.8

13.5

Foston Beck A1, River Witham A2u (u = upstream), River Witham A3d (d = downstream).

River quality Environment Agency  map of Foston here 

River quality 2009 here No longer available

River Witham Management Catchment here