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Title: Guidelines on statutory returns : Bathing Waters Directive
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 number 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 of these standards are given later. The UK Government uses the E.coli and total coliform standards as the basis for determining 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 these are non mandatory "G" standards.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Bathing Water DirectiveDirectives (European Union)Guidelines
Extent: 18
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