Bathing Water Data : 2017

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Number of samples taken : 14
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
22 May 2017 70 60
14 Jun 2017 10 <10
26 Jun 2017 20 <10
28 Jun 2017 40 10
03 Jul 2017 20 10
10 Jul 2017 2100 1700
Poor water quality was caused by run-off resulting from rainfall in the catchment the previous day.
12 Jul 2017 60 40
17 Jul 2017 10 <10
24 Jul 2017 50 100
09 Aug 2017 440 120
14 Aug 2017 170 200
16 Aug 2017 70 10
28 Aug 2017 130 60
30 Aug 2017 170 30


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
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.