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Title: Bath sewer overflow study : final report
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
There has for many years been a problem of sewage debris along the banks of the River Avon. It is suspended in bankside vegetation and from overhanging trees downstream of Bath and is a justifiable source of complaint. Two previous investigations had concluded that the majority of the sewage debris entered the river from CSOs between Pulteney Weir and Twerton Sluice. This surveys aim was to identify which CSOs performed badly along the River Avon and was executed with the full assistance of Wessex Water. A number of CSOs were identified as problematical, one leading to remedial action by Wessex Water. The consequential improvement in the quantity of debris discharged lead to the conclusions that the maintenance program needs improving and storage capacity must be included within plans for upgrading the system.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: [Bristol]
Subject Keywords: SewerageDrainage systemsHabitat improvementRiversPollution surveysSewage treatmentWastes
Geographic Keywords: Bath (Somerset)Bristol Avon
Extent: 16; + appendices
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