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Title: Bathing waters report 1990
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 Government currrently uses the E.coli and total coliforms "I" standards as the basis for determining UK compliance with the Directive. Additional microbiological "I" standards concern the occurrence of Salmonella, and enteroviruses and in Welsh Region a limited sampling programme is undertaken for these determinands. Physico-chemical "I" standard parameters are tested as indicated in Appendix 1. The occurrence of faecal streptococci is also examined and compared with the non mandatory "G" standard as no "I" standard exists for this parameter.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Bathing Water DirectiveBathing waterDirectives (European Union)Annual reports
Geographic Keywords: Wales
Extent: n.p. [37]
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