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Title: A report on the River Chew at Chewton Mendip, 6th August 1992
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The River Chew rises from springs in the village of Chewton Mendip, meeting with the River Avon at Keynsham. The stretch of river from it's source through Chewton Mendip falls into class 3 of the National Water Council scheme for river quality classification. The details of this scheme are appended although at this point, it is sufficient to say that this section of river is of poor quality. Chewton Mendip does not have mains drainage for the disposal of sewage. Individual preraises have varying arrangements, many properties appearing to have sewage effluent running either directly or from septic tanks into the River Chew itself". It is unlikely in most cases that treating sewage by passing it through a septic tank will produce effluent of a high enough standard to discharge to the river. Similarly, direct discharges are unacceptable. The poor river water quality is thought to be due to this antiquated method of sewage disposal in the village. A report written by the area Water Quality Officer in 1906 gives a brief description of sewage disposal. This subsequent report aims to build on the information already provided, pulling together as much information on the area as possible.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: RiversWater pollutionSewageWater qualityDischarge (hydrology)Water supplyChemical monitoringPollutant loadWater quality surveys
Geographic Keywords: Chew (Somerset)Bristol Avon and North Somerset Streams catchmentSomersetChewton Mendip
Extent: n.p. [39]
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