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News - 25 September 2009
SmartWater used to track fly-tippers
Kent is set to become the first county in the UK to use SmartWater as part of its strategy to fight fly tipping. A dumped item marked with SmartWater can be traced to the original owner and thus to the person who was responsible for disposing of it.
The Clean Kent Campaign, co-ordinated by Kent County Council is introducing SmartWater to householders in trial locations in Kent from the end of September. to help protect householders against rogue traders and to discourage fly tipping.
SmartWater is being used proactively to forensically link fly tipped waste with the person responsible for its disposal. Enforcement officers will hopefully be able to irrefutably identify the trader responsible for its removal, helping to support criminal investigations which could lead to prosecution.
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