Bathing Water Data : 2018

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Number of samples taken : 13
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
15 May 2018 <10 10
05 Jun 2018 <10 <10
11 Jun 2018 10 <10
13 Jun 2018 1500 550
19 Jun 2018 20 <10
27 Jun 2018 2500 <10
Samples from nearby burns were also found to have increased bacteria levels on this day
02 Jul 2018 <10 <10
10 Jul 2018 40 20
17 Jul 2018 20 10
25 Jul 2018 70 <10
30 Jul 2018 160 20
08 Aug 2018 150 20
14 Aug 2018 1000 20


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Excellent
2017/18
Excellent

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.