Bathing Water Data : 2019

Saltcoats/Ardrossan

Sufficient
Saltcoats/Ardrossan
.

Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
21 May 2019 <10 <10
06 Jun 2019 3100 310
Heavy rainfall resulted in bacteria being flushed into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast to beach users
11 Jun 2019 100 30
19 Jun 2019 120 10
24 Jun 2019 200 60
01 Jul 2019 20 <10
09 Jul 2019 3300 260
Rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast and communicated to beach users via electronic signage.
18 Jul 2019 2100 290
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
22 Jul 2019 2200 410
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
25 Jul 2019 <10 <10
30 Jul 2019 260 10
05 Aug 2019 420 110
07 Aug 2019 <10 <10
12 Aug 2019 30 <10
20 Aug 2019 100 30


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.