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Title: Pollution prevention Lake Windermere: boat users pollution prevention survey, 1991
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The need to prevent sanitary discharges from vessels on Lake Windermere was identified many years ago and legislated for in 1972. The problem of using existing legislation was in proving that an actual discharge had occurred. The Byelaw was made originally under Section 5 of Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act, 1951, and has been accommodated in subsequent Acts. This prevents the legal use of vessels on Lake Windermere if they can potentially discharge sanitary waste, i.e. vessels with sea toilets or any form of sewage outlet. Predecessor Authorities enforced the Byelaws sporadically and at one time a person was employed for the summer months solely to check and seal, where appropriate, vessels on the lake. The National Rivers Authority was formed in September, 1989. Little work was carried out on Byelaw enforcement in 1990, however, it was recognised that activity in this area required higher priority for 1991. The importance of Lake Windermere and its Management in Water Quality terms added further weight to the justification for additional staff resources. Byelaw enforcement is only one aspect of protecting Lake Windermere and additional areas of Water Quality Management are continuing. Pollution Control staffing in the area which includes Lake Windermere was more than doubled at the end of October 1991.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: LakesPollution control measuresSewageBoatsRecreationByelaws
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestCumbriaWindermere
Extent: 7; + figures
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