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Title: The environmental impact of sewage discharges to the Salcombe Estuary, South Devon, from Anchor Watch, Cliff Raod, Salcombe
Author: R. Pearson
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Devon Area internal report
Anchor Watch is multiple-occupancy property situated at the southern end of Salcombe Town. The property has an unconsented sewage discharge to Salcombe Harbour at NGR SX 73472 38149. The outfall lies within a small bay (subsequently referred to as Woodville Bay) and is situated some 5m beyond Mean Low Water Springs (MLWS). The discharge is not treated. The property owners have applied for connection to the main under Section 101A (the socalled first time sewerage section) of the 1991 Water Industry Act. To assist in determining the application Devon Area Investigations Team (DAIT) were asked by Environment Protection (South) to assess the environmental impact of the current discharge. The principal impact from the discharge will be bacteriological and in order to quantify its magnitude we need to. use.some sort of standard against which we can assess water quality. The most appropriate bacteriological standards are those already used by the Agency in this area to determine bathing water, quality at North and South Sands (Bathing Water Directive) and (ii) water quality in relation to the trial shellfishery at Geese Quarry (Shellfish Directive).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: EstuariesRiasEnvironmental impactSewageEffluentsDischarge (hydrology)Dye markersHarboursEstuarine fisheriesBathing water
Geographic Keywords: Kingsbridge EstuarySalcombe (Devon)South Devon catchment
Extent: 30
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