Bathing Water Data : 2018

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Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
28 May 2018 90 <10
11 Jun 2018 20 10
12 Jun 2018 10 20
13 Jun 2018 <10 30
25 Jun 2018 80 30
26 Jun 2018 130 10
27 Jun 2018 260 <10
09 Jul 2018 150 20
10 Jul 2018 30 30
11 Jul 2018 10 20
23 Jul 2018 440 90
24 Jul 2018 70 20
25 Jul 2018 50 <10
08 Aug 2018 80 20
09 Aug 2018 130 10
22 Aug 2018 2100 160
Rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water prior to sampling. SEPA's electronic signage at Sandyhills advised beach users of poor water quality on the day.


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Poor
2017/18
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.