Bathing Water Data : 2016

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Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2016 <10 <10
02 Jun 2016 440 80
06 Jun 2016 20 20
15 Jun 2016 100 <10
20 Jun 2016 840 600
27 Jun 2016 160 10
29 Jun 2016 10 120
07 Jul 2016 130 50
11 Jul 2016 250 20
20 Jul 2016 >10000 >10000
High rainfall during the morning of July 20th is thought to have contributed to the elevated result recorded at Heads of Ayr.
28 Jul 2016 20 20
17 Aug 2016 180 90
22 Aug 2016 500 40
25 Aug 2016 270 170
31 Aug 2016 170 30
08 Sep 2016 950 140


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.