Bathing Water Data : 2017

Ayr (South Beach)

Poor
Ayr (South Beach)
.

Number of samples taken : 3
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
22 May 2017 20 390
07 Jun 2017 7700 1400
This elevated result is considered to be due to high rainfall in the catchment. Poor water quality was correctly predicted on that day and displayed at the beach location.
14 Jun 2017 20 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
Poor

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.