bathing water regulation Articles

  • River Survey Bude Cornwall UK - Case Study

    STS were invited by the UK Environment Agency to conduct a survey of a small river running onto one of the bathing beaches at Bude Cornwall. The area is renowned for its clean beaches and is very popular with both families and surfers alike. There were therefore two driving factors behind ensuring that the water discharging to the beach was clean. Firstly that it met the required ...

  • San Alfonso del Mar, Chili case study

    Crystal Lagoons Corp. and Technology San Alfonso del Mar seawater swimming pool is the largest swimming pool of the world made by Crystal Lagoons Corp. (www.crystal-lagoons.com). It is 1.013 metres (3.324 ft) long, contains 250 million litres of water and has a surface area of 8 hectares (19,77 acre), it was completed in December 2006. This ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Temperature Compensation and Control

    Alkalinity, pH , and conductivity are just a few of many parameters that are highly affected by temperature. In order to ensure accurate measurements, it is critical to maintain the temperature of the measurement by either a) compensation via mathematical correction, or b) keeping the sample to a constant reference temperature. pH The slope calculated by a pH electrode follows ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Modeling and evaluation of compliance to water quality regulations in bathing areas on the Daoulas catchment and estuary (France)

    The microbiological quality of waters in estuaries determines their acceptability for recreational uses. Microbiological contamination often results from urban wastewater discharges or non-point source pollution (manure spreading), and can cause bathing zones to be closed. European regulations (EC/7/2006) have proposed standards (500 E. coli/100 ml) for the acceptability areas for bathing. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The potential of lipopolysaccharide as a real-time biomarker of bacterial contamination in marine bathing water

    The use of total lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as a rapid biomarker for bacterial pollution was investigated at a bathing and surfing beach during the UK bathing season. The levels of faecal indicator bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli), the Gram-positive enterococci, and organisms commonly associated with faecal material, such as total coliforms and Bacteroides, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • European bathing water quality in 2011

    Europeans care about water quality and knowing that they have clean and safe water to swim or play in is an important factor in their choice of a holiday or weekend destination. For the tourism industry, clean and safe water is also a major factor in attracting visitors to an area. To allow Europeans to make an informed choice, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission publish ...

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