Bathing Water Data : 2018

Saltcoats/Ardrossan

Sufficient
Saltcoats/Ardrossan
.

Number of samples taken : 14
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
15 May 2018 120 60
05 Jun 2018 <10 <10
11 Jun 2018 60 40
13 Jun 2018 350 220
19 Jun 2018 <10 <10
27 Jun 2018 <10 <10
02 Jul 2018 <10 <10
10 Jul 2018 410 10
17 Jul 2018 40 20
25 Jul 2018 60 <10
30 Jul 2018 20 <10
08 Aug 2018 30 <10
14 Aug 2018 60 60
20 Aug 2018 220 50


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
Sufficient
2017/18
Sufficient

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.