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Title: Regional water quality monitoring and surveillance programme for 1992 : quality assessment of enclosed waters
Author: Y. Lucey
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Section 84(2) of the Water Resources Act 1991 places a duty on the NRA to monitor groundwater quality and extent of pollution in the region. The elements of the 1992 monitoring programme designed to discharge this duty are as follows: 1. Quarterly sampling of all public groundwater supply sources. This data will allow trends shown by historical monitoring of groundwaters found in the 'major' aquifers to be maintained; 2. A baseline survey of 250 groundwater sources from minor aquifers throughout the rest of the region; 3. Sampling of groundwaters around point pollution sources to be undertaken as part of wider investigations. The determinands to be analysed are related to drinking water use. This programme will provide data enabling 'nitrate vulnerable areas' to be designated prior to 31/12/93 as required by the EC Nitrate Directive (91/676/EEC).
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: GroundwaterWater pollutionWater resourcesWater supplyQuality assurance
Geographic Keywords: EA South West
Extent: 8
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3717
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