Bathing Water Data : 2016

Lossiemouth (East)

Good
Lossiemouth (East)
.

Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2016 <10 <10
01 Jun 2016 <10 <10
08 Jun 2016 20 40
21 Jun 2016 10 10
23 Jun 2016 140 130
27 Jun 2016 80 140
05 Jul 2016 <10 20
07 Jul 2016 30 10
11 Jul 2016 40 40
20 Jul 2016 60 160
03 Aug 2016 10 30
08 Aug 2016 490 430
The slightly elevated result at Lossiemouth (East) is likely to be due to stormy weather conditions, causing sediment disturbance, as the sample had to be taken in turbid water. Microbial Source Tracking indicated a presence of both human and gull DNA present in the sample. Investigations by SEPA staff found no on-going issues or pollution incidents in the area at this time that would have influenced bathing water quality.
17 Aug 2016 40 30
22 Aug 2016 <10 <10
31 Aug 2016 10 30
06 Sep 2016 110 80


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.