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Code of Practice 12:Water Quality<br />
Aims to protect and drive continuous improvement in water quality and aquatic environments<br />
Land activities<br />Pollution of water & cumulative effects to be considered where pollutants are released<br />Removal o...
Definitions<br />Surface water: fresh water that is visible above ground<br />Groundwater: water that exists in the pore s...
Releasing pollutants into surface water& groundwater<br />Considerations:<br />Effects on flora / fauna<br />Recreational ...
Responsibilities<br />Discharges of pollution should not:<br />Cause the loss of sea grass or other native aquatic vegetat...
The competent authority may consider whether a polluter needs to monitor their emissions<br />
Impact monitoring<br />Looking at the impacts of water pollution on humans, nature, businesses and the economy etc.<br />R...
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Code Of Practice 12 Water Quality

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Code Of Practice 12 Water Quality

  1. 1. Code of Practice 12:Water Quality<br />
  2. 2. Aims to protect and drive continuous improvement in water quality and aquatic environments<br />
  3. 3. Land activities<br />Pollution of water & cumulative effects to be considered where pollutants are released<br />Removal of contaminated water to an artificial wetland may be required so that nutrients can be removed<br />
  4. 4. Definitions<br />Surface water: fresh water that is visible above ground<br />Groundwater: water that exists in the pore spaces and fractures in rock and sediment beneath the Earth&apos;s surface<br />Mixing zone: an area of water where pollutants from a point source discharge are mixed with cleaner water. <br />
  5. 5. Releasing pollutants into surface water& groundwater<br />Considerations:<br />Effects on flora / fauna<br />Recreational impact<br />Impact on water quality objectives for areas outside mixing zone<br />Cumulative effects<br />
  6. 6. Responsibilities<br />Discharges of pollution should not:<br />Cause the loss of sea grass or other native aquatic vegetationor animals <br />Cause an increase in non-native species or algae<br />Make the water harmful or offensive<br />Increase turbidity<br />
  7. 7. The competent authority may consider whether a polluter needs to monitor their emissions<br />
  8. 8. Impact monitoring<br />Looking at the impacts of water pollution on humans, nature, businesses and the economy etc.<br />Required for: <br />Large scale activities<br />Hazardous activities<br />To assess future disposal strategies<br />Where there is concern<br />

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