Bathing Water Data : 2016

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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2016 <10 <10
02 Jun 2016 10 <10
06 Jun 2016 <10 <10
15 Jun 2016 <10 <10
20 Jun 2016 240 20
27 Jun 2016 <10 <10
29 Jun 2016 <10 <10
07 Jul 2016 <10 <10
11 Jul 2016 <10 <10
20 Jul 2016 220 20
28 Jul 2016 <10 <10
03 Aug 2016 770 160
11 Aug 2016 540 170
17 Aug 2016 7700 450
We have been unable to conclusively determine the source of this high result despite investigation having taken place.
22 Aug 2016 850 60
25 Aug 2016 10 <10
31 Aug 2016 150 10
08 Sep 2016 <10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Excellent
2016/17
Good

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.