Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
21 May 2019 10 10
06 Jun 2019 200 100
10 Jun 2019 120 10
18 Jun 2019 370 110
26 Jun 2019 110 30
02 Jul 2019 240 280
08 Jul 2019 90 30
11 Jul 2019 800 440
15 Jul 2019 90 60
23 Jul 2019 4200 260
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
01 Aug 2019 400 130
05 Aug 2019 310 70
07 Aug 2019 170 20
13 Aug 2019 180 30
21 Aug 2019 310 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Good
2017/18
Sufficient

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.