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Title: Bathing waters report 1989
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
The EC Bathing Waters Directive (76/160/EEC) is intended to safeguard public health and the environment by reducing pollution of bathing waters and protecting such waters against further deterioration. The Directive identifies a range of water quality standards which should be achieved in waters subject to the Directive and indicates the required monitoring frequency. These standards fall into two categories, mandatory (I) and guideline (G) standards, details of the requirements for compliance are given in Appendix 1. The "I" standards most commonly applied relate to E.coli and Coliform bacteria and require that 95% of all samples taken at a minimum of fortnightly intervals through the bathing season should contain fewer than 2,000 E.coli per 100ml. and 10,000 total coliforms per 100ml. The Government currrently uses the E.coli and total coliforms standards as the basis for determining UK compliance with the Directive. Additional "I" standards concern the occurrence of Salmonella, enteroviruses and a range of physico-chemical standards. The occurrence of faecal streptococci and tarry residues and persistent floating solids are also examined although they are non mandatory "Grt standards.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Bathing waterBathing Water DirectiveDirectives (European Union)Annual reports
Geographic Keywords: Wales
Extent: n.p. [49]
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