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Helstu uppsprettur mengunar í ám og vötnum í Reykjavík eru meðal annars rangar tengingar skólplagna, ófullnægjandi rotþrær, lélegar taðþrær og haughús, áburðardreifing, landbúnaður, fiskeldi og afrennsli/ofanvatn af bundnu yfirborði. 

wetland

Wetlands are an important habitat for birds, small animals and plants, and numerous species of grass anchor their roots. The waterfront is a wetland area in downtown Reykjavik that is under severe stress due to, among other things, traffic, construction condensation and other human enclosures.

Regular vigilance

THE ARMY regularly monitors the chemical and physical components of the water and conducts further investigations as necessary.

Conclusions of the

(in progress)

Monthly measurement results and annual results Liquidation reports

Results

of

priority chemical

sampling

Card screen with measurement results

Regulatory framework

One of the functions of the Health Committees is to monitor compliance with the provisions of Regulation No. 796/1999 on the enforcement of the protection against pollution of water. In addition to classifying lakes (ground and surface waters) for contamination, health boards are required to set long-term water quality and monitoring goals for the lakes in order to maintain their natural state.

The main rivers and lakes in Reykjavik were classified in 2001 - 2007, and in 2009 monitoring of certain rivers and lakes took place. Here you can see the results of the monitoring of rivers and lakes in Reykjavík in 2009.

Coastal water hydration

The main sources of pollution in the coastal waters of Reykjavík are over water/overflow of pumping stations, improper connection of schoolyards, natural sources – birds and animals and dumping of scoops from ships and small boats.

Regular vigilance

Since April 2003, the microbiological quality of coastal waters in Reykjavik has been observed. Samples are taken at 12 locations along the coastline and the monitoring takes place from April to October of each year. The Health Department and the Energy Department also monitor the dilution zone of the receptacles of the waste water purification plants.

Conclusions of the

(in progress)

Monthly measurement results and annual results Liquidation reports

Results

of

priority chemical

sampling

Card screen with measurement results

Regulatory framework

The

National Health Service regularly monitors the city's coastal waters, but one of the functions of the health boards is to monitor compliance with the provisions of Regulation no. Decree 796/1999 on the prevention of pollution of water is complied with and Decree 798/1999 on dispensaries and scrap is enforced.

Humidity factors (acc. to rgl. 796/1999) and criteria

The factors being monitored: temperature, faecal coliforms/enterococci. Skv. reg. no. 796/1999 for microbial contamination is considered acceptable if waters fall into category I-II (for details on environmental limits for different substances, see the accompanying regulation no. 796–1999

Department of Health

Inquiries and/or Tips

  • Interview hours Mon.-Fri. 8:30-9:00
  • Email: health
  • surveillance@reykjavik.is Borgartún 12, 105 Reykjavik
  • Tel. 411 1111

Supervisors should be consulted on the disclosure of the data.