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Title: Pitsea Creek
Author: Richard Maile
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: pitsea creek - may 1990
To monitor the effect of different discharges into the upper Pitsea Creek system, a chemical survey was carried out on the 18 and 22 May 1990 under low water conditions. The Pitsea Creek system over the last ten years has seen some operational, recreational and industrial changes which needed to be reviewed. The most significant effect on the quality of the creek system was from Basildon Sewage Treatment Works's poorly nitrified effluent. At low tidal conditions the majority of the water in the upper creek system was sewage effluent. Other industrial and sewage effluent discharges had a less significant effect. More detailed studies are justified to reveal more chemical and biological information on all of the creek system over the whole tidal cycle.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Industrial pollutionEffluentsSewageWater qualityBiological surveysChemical ecology
Geographic Keywords: ThamesSouth Essex catchmentEssex
Extent: 22; + appendices
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