Bathing Water Data : 2016

Saltcoats/Ardrossan

Sufficient
Saltcoats/Ardrossan
.

Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2016 170 20
09 Jun 2016 20 <10
14 Jun 2016 40 10
16 Jun 2016 10 20
21 Jun 2016 100 10
30 Jun 2016 80 10
05 Jul 2016 10 <10
14 Jul 2016 <10 <10
19 Jul 2016 90 40
25 Jul 2016 20 30
26 Jul 2016 90 100
02 Aug 2016 80 40
04 Aug 2016 1700 2100
SEPA investigations found no indication of specific pollution problems and no previous heavy rainfall. However, microbial source tracking indicates that seagulls contributed to the elevated bacteria levels at the bathing water.
09 Aug 2016 10 10
18 Aug 2016 210 110
23 Aug 2016 100 100
06 Sep 2016 140 30


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.