This National Standard establishes guidelines for recreational water quality and quality
assessments.These guidelines apply to a range of public and private recreational water
environments, including coastal, estuarine waters, fresh water bodies and any artificially
constructed flow-through impoundment using water from these sources in Saint Lucia.
EXAMPLE Constructed baths at waterfalls or constructed river basin.
This standard is applicable to three main categories of recreational activity:
a) primary contact recreation;
b) secondary contact recreation; and
c) passive recreation.
Requirements for swimming pools are not covered by these guidelines, as they are subject to
specific management practices and regulations intended to protect public health.