Bathing Water Data : 2016

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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
19 May 2016 <10 <10
02 Jun 2016 <10 <10
06 Jun 2016 <10 <10
13 Jun 2016 160 90
20 Jun 2016 330 100
22 Jun 2016 <10 <10
29 Jun 2016 10 10
04 Jul 2016 <10 10
06 Jul 2016 <10 <10
13 Jul 2016 <10 <10
18 Jul 2016 30 10
27 Jul 2016 10 210
01 Aug 2016 <10 10
11 Aug 2016 2200 490
Rainfall during the evening of August 10th and into morning of the 11th is thought to have contributed to the elevated result recorded at the bathing water.
15 Aug 2016 <10 <10
24 Aug 2016 10 30
29 Aug 2016 40 150
01 Sep 2016 50 10


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Poor

Results explained

The annual bathing water classification is determined using statistics calculated from results taken over the previous four years. The water quality indicators we test for are the bacteria E Coli (EC) and intestinal enterococci (IE). The statistics take account of both the average value and the range of values in the four year dataset.

Single sample results above 500 EC and 200 IE are indicative that water was of low quality when the sample was taken. For inland waters the low quality boundaries are higher at 1000 EC and 400 IE.