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Title: Bathing water quality survey 1995
Author: Tessa Wardley
Document Type: Monograph
Overall the designated and non-designated beaches showed an improvement on 1994 results. All three designated beaches achieved compliance with the EC Directives coliform standards. The five non-designated beaches all achieved the compliance standard as well. Overall the results indicate a return to the high achievement of compliance seen between 1990-93. Coliform levels at the ancillary beaches, Graveseand and Grays were higher than those at the Southend beaches, but were typical results for these sites. The number of samples containing viruses and the viral concentrations were again an improvement on 1994 values. Incidences of between 25% and 65% were recorded, the lowest was at Shoebury East and the highest at Leigh-on-Sea. The incidence of Salmonella sp. was 16%; much the same as in the last two years with only Shoebury ness being clear all season. The 1995 data shows a positive relationship between rainfall and coliform failures. This is in contrast to the 1994 and 1993 data which showed total independence between rainfall and coliform failures.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Bathing water; Water quality; Beaches; Bacterial monitoring; Bathing Water Directive; Environmental monitoring
Geographic Keywords: Southend on Sea (Essex)
Extent: 3; + tables and appendices
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