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Dag- och spillvatten: en undersökning vid Västerslätts industrivatten
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Science.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The restoration of Tvärån is a project to create green areas in Umeå, but also toimprove the quality of the creek. There are several causes for the water quality inTvärån today of which one is the day water coming from Västerslätt’s industrial area.The questions that this thesis address are what responsibilities lay in the propertyowners concerning stormwater overflow and waste water, how is the property owner’sknowledge about the water conditions for each property in the industrial area, how isthe actual situation on the properties and what changes are needed? A total of 33surveys where sent out to 25 property owners. 20 property owners answered (28replies). 28 small and large businesses weere visited; of these, six were among theproperty owners who had responded. 52% of the property owners work actively withenvironmental issues. All owners know how stormwater overflow and waste water aredealt with on their properties. They also knew how to store dangerous waste on theirproperty. The survey showed that knowledge was limited about laws and whether ornot owners are responsible towards UMEVA if something should happen. Everyvisited business is working actively with environmental matters, and that they havegood knowledge about stormwater overflow and waste water. If a treatment systemwas installed they knew who was in charge of the installation and what proceduresthere were. Based on findings from both questionnaires and visits, businesses andproperty owners in many cases have good contact. The exchange of information,however, is in most cases oral, and rarely in written form. Everything generally workswell, but improved knowledge about legislation is required among property owners aswell as better procedures when it comes to contact agreement between propertyowners and the businesses.

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2008. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
stormwater overflow, waste water, Tvärån, Västerslätt's industrial area
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31285OAI: diva2:292134

Available from: 2010-02-12 Created: 2010-02-04 Last updated: 2010-02-12Bibliographically approved

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