Bathing Water Data : 2017

Lossiemouth (East)

Good
Lossiemouth (East)
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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
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
21 Jun 2017 <10 <10
27 Jun 2017 200 120
29 Jun 2017 210 240
04 Jul 2017 10 1030
This result has been assessed and the increased bacteria concentration could not be attributed to any source.
11 Jul 2017 140 150
13 Jul 2017 90 190
19 Jul 2017 <10 70
26 Jul 2017 10 60
02 Aug 2017 780 340
09 Aug 2017 190 180
15 Aug 2017 790 370


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
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.