Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
21 May 2019 460 50
04 Jun 2019 280 70
12 Jun 2019 20 <10
18 Jun 2019 150 60
20 Jun 2019 640 120
26 Jun 2019 <10 30
02 Jul 2019 400 210
04 Jul 2019 600 470
09 Jul 2019 >10000 420
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. A high bacteria concentration was also detected in the nearby Allt a Mhinister watercourse.
16 Jul 2019 410 170
18 Jul 2019 1500 200
23 Jul 2019 1000 510
30 Jul 2019 80 <10
06 Aug 2019 <10 <10
13 Aug 2019 130 10
21 Aug 2019 20 <10
27 Aug 2019 20 <10


Historical record

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