Bathing Water Data : 2017


Number of samples taken : 6
Date Escherichia coli
Intestinal enterococci
23 May 2017 120 40
05 Jun 2017 400 60
06 Jun 2017 7600 700
This elevated result is considered to be due to the extremely high rainfall in the catchment. Poor water quality was correctly predicted on that day and displayed at the beach location.
07 Jun 2017 340 10
08 Jun 2017 790 310
21 Jun 2017 2000 1700
The Sample has a high result - assessment of this is being investigated by SEPA Staff

Historical record


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.