Bathing Water Data : 2018

Ayr (South Beach)

Awaiting confirmed 2018/19 classification
Ayr (South Beach)
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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2018 <10 10
04 Jun 2018 800 120
06 Jun 2018 <10 <10
25 Jun 2018 150 10
04 Jul 2018 180 20
11 Jul 2018 490 220
16 Jul 2018 480 160
18 Jul 2018 <10 30
24 Jul 2018 260 180
01 Aug 2018 60 30
06 Aug 2018 360 140
13 Aug 2018 370 80
15 Aug 2018 380 240
21 Aug 2018 640 170
29 Aug 2018 330 130


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
Poor
2017/18
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.