Bathing Water Data : 2017

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Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2017 120 40
05 Jun 2017 400 60
07 Jun 2017 340 10
08 Jun 2017 790 310
20 Jun 2017 580 50
21 Jun 2017 2000 1700
Heavy, localised rainfall is considered to have mobilised bacteria into the bathing water
22 Jun 2017 150 10
04 Jul 2017 190 60
05 Jul 2017 150 10
06 Jul 2017 450 110
20 Jul 2017 120 20
02 Aug 2017 70 <10
03 Aug 2017 720 30
21 Aug 2017 460 60
22 Aug 2017 390 220
04 Sep 2017 390 40


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.