Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 20
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
27 May 2019 30 <10
04 Jun 2019 290 50
06 Jun 2019 850 430
10 Jun 2019 60 20
12 Jun 2019 10 <10
17 Jun 2019 130 130
19 Jun 2019 50 10
25 Jun 2019 <10 <10
01 Jul 2019 30 <10
03 Jul 2019 80 <10
08 Jul 2019 160 30
11 Jul 2019 250 60
16 Jul 2019 1500 90
18 Jul 2019 80 90
24 Jul 2019 170 30
29 Jul 2019 930 140
06 Aug 2019 840 90
12 Aug 2019 4800 900
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
14 Aug 2019 740 40
19 Aug 2019 960 300


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.