Bathing Water Compliance

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This dataset shows the overall annual bathing water quality following monitoring carried out by Local Authorities over the bathing period. The assessments are carried out on designated Bathing water locations as part of the legislation governing the quality of bathing waters that is set out in the Quality of Bathing Waters Regulations, 1992 (S.I 155 of 1992) and amendments, which transposed the EC Directive 76/160/EEC concerning the quality of bathing water.

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Title Bathing Water Compliance
Description

This dataset shows the overall annual bathing water quality following monitoring carried out by Local Authorities over the bathing period. The assessments are carried out on designated Bathing water locations as part of the legislation governing the quality of bathing waters that is set out in the Quality of Bathing Waters Regulations, 1992 (S.I 155 of 1992) and amendments, which transposed the EC Directive 76/160/EEC concerning the quality of bathing water.

Contact Point name: Informatics
email: gis@edenireland.ie
phone: +353-53-9160600
Keywords bathing freshwater, bathing seawater, bathing water, bathing water quality, beach, beach quality, celtic sea, environment, environmental quality, freshwater quality, health, human health, human health and safety, ireland, irish sea, north atlantic, north-east atlantic, splash, swimming, water
Theme Health
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency
Issue Date 08 Jun 2011
Conforms To The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Last Modification Date 18 May 2017
Publication Frequency as needed
Language eng
Landing Page http://splash.epa.ie/
Geographic Coverage North: 55.37999, South: 51.44555, East: -6.01306, West: -10.47472
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -10, Max value: -1
Lineage Bathing water compliance is currently based on a sub-set of the parameters specified in the EC Directive 76/160/EEC. The five microbiological and physicochemical parameters considered for EC compliance purposes are: Total coliforms, Faecal coliforms, Mineral oils, Surface active substances & Phenols.Sampling at these bathing areas must be undertaken on a fortnightly basis during the bathing season, which extends from the 1 June until the end of August each year. Monitoring commences two weeks before the start of the season. The minimum number of samples to be taken during the season is seven. The frequency of bathing water sampling may be reduced to a minimum of four times during the bathing season when a bathing area is compliant with at least the EC mandatory bathing water standards for the two previous years and when no new factor likely to lower the quality of the water has arisen.The results of samples analysed are assessed for compliance with two sets of EC standards specified in the Directive: Poor Quality, Sufficient Quallity and Good Quality. Over the bathing season, water quality at each bathing area must comply with the minimum EC Sufficient values. Local Authorities are required to report the results of sampling to the EPA at the end of each bathing season and the overall results is calculated.The Bathing Water Names are as per the annual EPA Bathing Water Quality report. Bathing Waste IDBW is in the format set out in the Directive (County Code, River Basin District, BathingWater type (Lake Coast etc) Waterbody code and a unique 4 digit number.
Temporal Extent From: 2011-01-08 00:00, To: 2015-01-26 00:00
Spatial Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/29902
Spatial Resolution 50000