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Title: Investigation into potential inputs to Combe Stream, South Devon (1998)
Author: J. Bartlett
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Devon Area internal report February 1998
The Rivers Avon and Erme Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) Consultation Report highlighted Salcombe South Sands as failing to comply with the EC Bathing Waters Directive (ECBWD) in 1986, 1988, 1993 and 1996. The cause of each failure was designated as a combination of Marlborough Sewage Treatment Works (STW) and the stream. Malborough STW was recently upgraded and at the end of April 1997 the ultraviolet disinfection unit was commissioned. The sewage passing through now receives secondary treatment with UV disinfection before being discharged into the .estuary. A request was received from Devon Area Environment Planning to investigate potential inputs into Combe Stream. The two headwaters of the Combe Stream rise at NGR SX 7082 3931 and SX 7062 3899 south of Marlborough. The stream flows in a southeasterly direction for approximately 3 km through mainly agricultural land, finally discharging onto South Sands Beach. The stream is not routinely monitored for Biological or River Ecosystem Classification and therefore has no River Quality Objective assigned to it. The watercourse is sampled at NGR SX 7284 3769, at the same time as the EC Bathing Waters Directive beach site at South Sands Beach.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionBathing waterBacteriaWater qualityWater pollutionBacterial counting
Geographic Keywords: Salcombe (Devon)South Devon catchmentDevon
Extent: n.p. [12]
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