Weymouth & Portland Borough
Council. 1995 Letter detailing water quality monitoring
carried out by Environmental Health Services Section
& Weymouth Port Health Authority in the Fleet
and Portland Harbour (11 Aug 1995).
Bathing water sampling (Total coliforms, faecal
coliforms, faecal streptococci) by Weymouth and
Portland Borough Council Environmental Health Dept.
at bathing waters. Portland Harbour Castle Cove,
and Sandsfoot beach areas, May to September. Samples
taken occasionally from Chesil Cove (not a designated
bathing water). Results not given.
Weymouth Port Health Authority regularly samples
mussel and oyster flesh in Portland Harbour and
the Fleet [for bacteria?]. Annual sampling of shellfish
flesh for MAFF for chemical contamination in the
Fleet and Portland Harbour. No results given. [presumably
available from MAFF?] Seawater and shellfish flesh
are sampled on behalf of MAFF in the Fleet and Portland
Harbour to monitor for algal blooms. Sampling frequency
increased during spring and summer.