Bathing Water Data : 2016

Ayr (South Beach)

Poor
Ayr (South Beach)
.

Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2016 40 10
02 Jun 2016 420 70
06 Jun 2016 3400 470
Microbial source tracking indicates that seagulls were the most likely source of the elevated bacteria levels at the bathing water
15 Jun 2016 20 <10
20 Jun 2016 350 140
27 Jun 2016 410 130
29 Jun 2016 10 20
07 Jul 2016 240 340
20 Jul 2016 370 280
28 Jul 2016 140 10
03 Aug 2016 310 40
17 Aug 2016 100 50
22 Aug 2016 20 10
25 Aug 2016 20 40
31 Aug 2016 540 70
08 Sep 2016 260 50


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.