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Data set name

BEACHQUALITY - Bathing waters bacteriological survey around Pembrokeshire, West Wales, UK (1990-)

Data holding centrePembrokeshire County Council
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom May to September each year from 1990 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

10 - 25 non-designated beaches around Pembrokeshire coast, West Wales, UK (Irish Sea)

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

Data are collected to monitor sea water quality at beaches in west Wales. This covers 25 beaches from Wiseman's Bridge to Cym-yr Eglwys. 22 weekly samples are taken each summer; analysis and records are kept as per Bathing Water Directive 76/160/EC. Laboratories are all accredited and quality controlled. Bacteriological levels are shown at each site on a weekly basis. A yearly summary is shown to show compliance with Bathing Water Directive. A designated beaches annual returns summary has been completed since 1986.

OriginatorsPembrokeshire County Council
Data web sitehttp://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationPembrokeshire County Council
AvailabilityCollection cost charge; by negotiation
ContactDiana Turbervill (Pollution Prevention Officer)
Address

Pembrokeshire County Council
North Wing County Hall
Haverfordwest

SA61 1TP
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1437 776494 +44 1437 776494
Emaildiana.turbervill@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1042002
Global identifier605
Last revised2009-10-15