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2014 Bathing Water Profile for Broad Haven (South)

bathing water description Located in southern Pembrokeshire, this is one of two beaches in the county named Broad Haven. Measuring approximately 350 metres in length on a low tide, this bay is small, with limited space at high tide. Facing south east, Broad Haven is backed by sand dunes, with limestone cliffs on either side. The bay forms part of the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation, confirming the high conservation status of the area. The bathing water also lies within Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The water quality sample point is located in line with the beach path way. more like this
county name Pembrokeshire more like this
eso outfalls statement There are no storm or emergency overflows in the vicinity of this bathing water. more like this
history statement Natural Resources Wales has developed a good working relationship with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and liaises regularly to identify problems that could affect bathing water quality. more like this
investigations statement Natural Resources Wales works to establish sources of pollution around Broad Haven. Inspections are carried out in partnership with the Pembrokeshire County Council and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. These are carried out pre-season (before the 1st May) and mid-season, if required (during the bathing water season). more like this
local authority statement Natural Resources Wales, Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and The National Trust have been working together to maintain the bathing water quality at Broad Haven for a number of years. more like this
macro algae statement This bathing water does not have a history of large amounts of seaweed (macroalgae). more like this
misconnections statement Wrongly connected waste water pipes can affect the water quality of rivers and the sea. Any suspect misconnections will be passed to Pembrokeshire County Council for investigation. Modern sewerage systems have two separate systems, one takes foul sewage to sewage treatment, the other takes rainwater runoff through surface water drains to rivers, lakes and the sea. Misconnections occur when waste water pipes are plumbed into surface water drains instead of the foul water sewerage system. This can give rise to pollution when the waste water is discharged directly to the environment through the surface water drain. For example, a washing machine or toilet may be incorrectly plumbed so that it discharges to the surface drain rather than the foul sewage drain. more like this
phytoplankton statement Phytoplankton (microscopic algae) naturally increase in number at certain times of the year. This process is known as a phytoplankton bloom. These algal blooms can occur at any beach during the bathing season and are usually noticeable by a surface scum. This beach does not have a history of such blooms. more like this
stw outfalls statement The are no sewage treatment works in the catchment for Broad Haven. There is a small sewage works serving the village of Stackpole, several kilometres away. This is not believed to influence bathing water quality at Broad Haven. more like this
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working with farmers statement Significant areas of pastureland, occupied by livestock, feature in the largely agricultural catchment around Broad Haven. A program of farm visits is carried out each year, to monitor farming methods and share best practice. more like this
working with private owners statement Poorly maintained private sewage treatment facilities could be a source of pollution, therefore the registration of all qualifying private sewage systems in Wales was required by 30 June 2012. The primary aim of this exercise is to provide increased protection for the environment and sensitive features such as bathing water beaches. Where discharges from properties are identified in the catchment that are not on mains sewerage, Natural Resources Wales will endeavour to ensure registration has been made, unless already a permitted discharge. Natural Resources Wales places a high value on public participation in helping to trace sources of environmental pollution. Natural Resources Wales welcomes any comments or information from the pubic with regards to environmental pollution. more like this
zoi description The natural drainage (hydrological) catchment surrounding the bathing water is agricultural, with a dune system to the rear of the beach, bound by limestone cliffs on either side. more like this
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local authority Sir Benfro - Pembrokeshire more like this
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algae general statement Seaweed (macroalgae) and phytoplankton (microscopic algae) are a natural part of the marine and freshwater environment. Below we note whether these have been recorded in quantities sufficient to be a nuisance. more like this
eso outfalls general statement The majority of sewers in England and Wales are “combined sewers” and carry both sewage and surface water from roofs and drains. A storm overflow operates during heavy rainfall when the sewerage system becomes overwhelmed by the amount of surface water. The overflow prevents sewage from backing up pipes and flooding properties and gardens. An emergency overflow will only operate infrequently, for example due to pump failure or blockage in the sewerage system. more like this
local authority general statement Heavy rain falling on pavements and roads often flows into surface water drains or highway drains, ending up in local rivers and, ultimately, the sea. The quality of bathing water may be adversely affected as a result of such events. more like this
pollution management general statement It is the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales role to drive improvement of water quality at bathing waters that are at risk of failing European standards. It is natural for water to run off the land to the sea. Water quality at a bathing water is dependent upon the type and area of land (the catchment) draining to the water and the activities undertaken in that catchment. more like this
stw outfalls general statement Discharges from sewage treatment works have improved substantially in England and Wales since the 1980s. more like this
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