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Title: Bathing water quality in England and Wales in 1995 : report of the National Rivers Authority
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
This is the sixth annual report on Bathing Water Quality published by the NRA, presenting the results of the 1995 bathing water survey. The number of bathing waters identified in England and Wales for the purposes of the Bathing Water Directive increased by 6 to 425 for the 1995 season. The 1995 data, as assessed by DoE in accordance with the Directive show an additional 34 compliant bathing waters which is an increase in compliance of 6.7 per cent over 1994 (89.2 per cent) with the mandatory coliform standards compared with 1994 (82.5 per cent). There were an additional 34 compliant bathing waters. The NRA expects a continued increase in compliance as more capital schemes in the Water Service Companies improvement programme are completed. Trend data show that the percentage of bathing waters complying consistently over a three year period with the mandatory coliform standards has increased to 70 per cent and the number consistently failing has dropped to 3 per cent. Analysis of median faecal coliform values also suggests that general water quality has improved after being relatively stable in the previous three seasons. Details of the European Blue Flag and Tidy Britain Group Award schemes for high quality bathing beaches are given in this report, together with an analysis of bathing waters meeting the water quality requirements of those award schemes during the 1995 season.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Bathing Water DirectiveBathing waterWater quality surveysAnnual reports
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 71
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