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Title: Investigation of final effluent flow at Fluxton STW
Author: M. Humphreys
Document Type: Monograph
Fluxton STW discharges treated final effluent into the River Otter at National Grid Reference SY 0904 9219. An investigation was carried out to determine whether the volume of effluent discharged, exceeded its consenting agreement. The Devon Area Investigation Team were requested to carry out an investigation using a Prolec Water Rat flow meter positioned in the final effluent chamber. The investigation commenced intermittently during August, September and October. An intensive survey was carried out during November and December. Rainfall data was obtained from Devon Area Hydrometric department who monitor daily rainfall from the nearby Dotton Pumping Station. The Consent to Discharge for Fluxton STW states that the volume of treated sewage effluent discharged under dry weather conditions shall not exceed 1100 cubic metres in any period of 24 hours. Dry weather flow shall mean the average daily flow to the treatment works during seven consecutive days without rain following seven days during which the rainfall did not exceed 0.25 millimetres on one day. During the monitoring period the volumes discharged complied with the aforementioned consenting agreement.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: EffluentsSewageLicencesFlow rate
Geographic Keywords: Otter (river, Devon)DevonEast Devon catchment
Extent: 11
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