The Pollution Control team monitor water quality from a number of sources.
These include potable waters (drinking water), bathing water, watercourses (rivers, streams, and lakes) and swimming pools.
Potable waters include the mains water supply and also private drinking water supplies. Currently, there are approximately 120-130 private water supplies in the authorities area.
During the summer months the impounded water of the River Tawe is regularly monitored for dissolved oxygen content. An aeration system has been installed to mix the water and increase the level of dissolved oxygen in the impounded area.
From time to time rivers, streams, ditches and ponds may become polluted by local sewerage systems, industries or farming practices. These sources of pollution are investigated and the necessary action taken to prevent further incidents is carried out.
Swimming Pools and Spas
Bacteriological and chemical analysis are routinely carried out on swimming pools and spas.
If you require further information or advice on Water Quality then please contact us on 01792 635600 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, our coastal waters are hugely improved by some very large and expensive treatment schemes. We monitor water quality to protect public health using standards set in an European Directive.