A Manual of Environmental Protection Law: The Pollution Control Functions of the Environment Agency and SEPA

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The Surface Waters (Classification) Regulations 1989

S.I. 1989 No. 1148

The Secretary of State for the Environment and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 104(1) of the Water Act 19891 hereby make the following Regulations:-


Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Surface Waters (Classification) Regulations 1989 and shall come into force on 1st September 1989.


Classification of waters

2. The classifications prescribed by these Regulations apply only in relation to inland waters (including any lake or pond which, by virtue of an order made under section 103(5) of the Water Act 1989,2 is to be treated as a relevant lake or pond).

3. The classifications DW1, DW2 and DW3 and the criteria for those classifications set out in the Schedule to these Regulations shall apply for classifying waters by reference to their suitability for abstraction by water undertakers for supply (after treatment) as drinking water.


SCHEDULE (Regulation 3)

Criteria for the classification of waters

The limits set out below are maxima

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

No.
in Annex
II to
75/440/EEC
Parameters DW1 DW2 DW3
2 Coloration (after simple filtration) mg/1 Pt Scale 20 100 200
4 Temperature °C 25 25 25
7 Nitrates mg/1 NO3 50 50 50
8(1) Fluorides mg/1 F 1.5
10 Dissolved iron mg/1 Fe 0.3 2
12 Copper mg/1 Cu 0.05
____________________
1
This reference has effect as a reference to s.82(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991, p.271 above: Water Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991 (c.60), s.2, sch.2, para.1.
2
See the Controlled Waters (Lakes and Ponds) Order 1989, S.I. 1989/1149, below. This reference has effect as a reference to s.104(4) of the Water Resources Act 1991, p.291 above: Water Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991 (c.60), s.2, sch.2, para. 1.

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