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3.—(1) SEPA must–
(a)take and analyse at least 4 samples from every bathing water for every bathing season except where subparagraph (2) or (3) applies;
(b)take the first such sample for every bathing season shortly before the start of that season; and
(c)take samples from every bathing water throughout the bathing season at regular intervals and, except where the bathing water is situated in a region subject to special geographical constraints, such intervals must not exceed one month.
(2) Where the bathing season for a particular bathing water does not exceed 8 weeks, SEPA needs to take and analyse only 3 samples.
(3) Where a bathing water is situated in a region subject to special geographical constraints, SEPA needs to take and analyse only 3 samples.
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