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Title: The disinfection of the Manchester Square Outfall, Blackpool, 1993
Author: C. Jarvis
Document Type: Monograph
The population of Blackpool, a major tourist resort, can triple during the summer months'. Among the prime attractions of the area are the four EC designated bathing beaches. At present, Blackpool is served by two crude sewage outfalls, Manchester Square and Anchorsholme. These, together with Chatsworth Avenue at Fleetwood and the Lennox Gate storm sewer overflow contribute to the consistent failure of the bathing waters to meet the standards of the EC Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC). Under the North West Water Fylde Scheme, the sewage wastewater from Blackpool, together with that from Fleetwood, will be transferred Northward to a new secondary treatment plant near Fleetwood. The wastewater will then be discharged through a long outfall to the Lune Deep. The tunnel constructed to transfer the wastewater will also serve the purpose of a holding tank under times of high flow. The present storage tanks at Manchester and Anchorsholme will be utilized as a further store for storm water. By this stage, discharges along the Fylde coast will only occur under extreme weather conditions. The scheme is due for completion in 1995.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersWastewaterWastewater treatmentSewage treatmentBathing waterDisinfection
Geographic Keywords: EA North West
Extent: 29; + appendices
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