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Title: Investigation into upstream failures at Puddington Sewage Treatment Works
Author: S. Hunter
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Devon Area internal report: DEV/EP/10/99 (Catchment 05J)
The upstream samples at Puddington Sewage Treatment Works have repeatedly failed to meet their Water Quality Objective (RQO). Appendix 3 shows routine sampling data with failures highlighted. A request to investigate the failures was received from Environment Protection in September 1998. Puddington sewage treatment works has an unusual set up in that the stream into which the final effluent discharges originates underground in the area of the works. It rises and flows in a network of pipes through the compound and is discharged utilising the same concrete apron as the final effluent. The stream flows into Binneford Water, which is a tributary of the River Creedy. Binneford Water has a River Ecosystem Use Class of 2 (RE2) (ref 7.0). The aim of this investigation is to identify the cause of the upstream failures.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: Water quality surveysSewageWater qualityEffluentsRiver Quality ObjectivesBiological surveysDye markers
Geographic Keywords: Puddington (Devon)Creedy (Devon)East Devon catchment
Extent: 16
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