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Title: River Dee water protection zone : a consultation document
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Dee is a critically important river providing drinking water to more than two million people in north east Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside. Many industries are located in the catchment and these have been the source of numerous pollution incidents, some affecting the drinking water supply. In circumstances where the potential exists for such risk to public health through water pollution, the law allows for additional protection measures to be promoted including those associated with the designation of an area as a Water Protection Zone (WPZ). The purpose of this document is: to explain why the NRA will be applying to the Secretaries of State for the Environment and Wales for the freshwater River Dee catchment to be designated as a WPZ; to describe briefly the essential features of a WPZ and what its impact would be on industries based in the catchment; to outline the alternatives to a WPZ which have been considered; to seek the views and comments of those who would be affected if the River Dee catchment were to be designated as a WPZ.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [before 1996]
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: RiversWater supplyWater pollutionProtected areasConsultation
Geographic Keywords: Dee (Wales)Upper Dee catchmentMiddle Dee catchment
Extent: n.p. [8]
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