Bathing Water Data : 2017

Saltcoats/Ardrossan

Sufficient
Saltcoats/Ardrossan
.

Number of samples taken : 14
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2017 40 240
01 Jun 2017 20 10
13 Jun 2017 60 30
15 Jun 2017 170 70
21 Jun 2017 170 60
29 Jun 2017 20 <10
11 Jul 2017 <10 <10
13 Jul 2017 120 10
18 Jul 2017 190 10
25 Jul 2017 70 40
27 Jul 2017 770 390
08 Aug 2017 350 90
10 Aug 2017 20 10
15 Aug 2017 3500 280
Heavy rainfall resulted in bacteria being flushed into the bathing water. Poor water quality was advised on the day by SEPA’s electronic sign at the beach.


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
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.