Bathing Water Data : 2019

Ayr (South Beach)

Poor
Ayr (South Beach)
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Number of samples taken : 20
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
27 May 2019 10 10
03 Jun 2019 490 <10
04 Jun 2019 510 70
10 Jun 2019 <10 <10
12 Jun 2019 <10 <10
17 Jun 2019 70 50
25 Jun 2019 <10 <10
27 Jun 2019 30 <10
02 Jul 2019 20 <10
03 Jul 2019 20 <10
08 Jul 2019 <10 <10
11 Jul 2019 220 50
16 Jul 2019 160 30
23 Jul 2019 130 <10
24 Jul 2019 30 20
29 Jul 2019 >10000 2900
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
06 Aug 2019 790 70
08 Aug 2019 2400 140
Rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date
13 Aug 2019 3400 170
The Sample has a high result - assessment of this is being investigated by SEPA Staff
14 Aug 2019 670 10


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.