Bathing Water Data : 2017

Lossiemouth (East)

Lossiemouth (East)

Number of samples taken : 4
Date Escherichia coli
Intestinal enterococci
18 May 2017 <10 <10
01 Jun 2017 10 30
07 Jun 2017 3700 3200
The elevated result at Lossiemouth (East) on the 7th June was most likely attributable to combined sewer overflow discharges and rural diffuse pollution, caused by heavy rainfall in the days preceding and during sampling. This elevated result was correctly predicted by our models and a warning of poor water quality displayed.
14 Jun 2017 40 80

Historical record


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.