Bathing Water Data : 2017

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Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2017 70 <10
05 Jun 2017 120 90
07 Jun 2017 130 30
12 Jun 2017 80 30
20 Jun 2017 270 50
27 Jun 2017 110 70
04 Jul 2017 90 30
06 Jul 2017 400 100
10 Jul 2017 5800 320
Rainfall is considered to have flushed bacteria into the bathing water. There is no evidence that local sewerage assets or rural diffuse pollution were a contributing factor.
19 Jul 2017 920 480
25 Jul 2017 510 10
31 Jul 2017 490 30
08 Aug 2017 100 70
15 Aug 2017 550 30
21 Aug 2017 40 10
24 Aug 2017 90 10
04 Sep 2017 140 140


Historical record

2015/16
Good
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.