Bathing Water Data : 2018

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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
28 May 2018 10 80
11 Jun 2018 610 150
12 Jun 2018 110 20
13 Jun 2018 320 70
25 Jun 2018 20 <10
26 Jun 2018 <10 <10
27 Jun 2018 20 <10
09 Jul 2018 370 20
10 Jul 2018 2900 110
High bacteria concentrations were also found in the nearby Mill Burn.
11 Jul 2018 50 40
23 Jul 2018 20 10
24 Jul 2018 20 10
25 Jul 2018 20 20
08 Aug 2018 170 40
09 Aug 2018 90 10


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Sufficient
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.