Bathing Water Data : 2017

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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2017 <10 <10
01 Jun 2017 <10 10
07 Jun 2017 390 560
14 Jun 2017 <10 <10
21 Jun 2017 <10 40
27 Jun 2017 <10 <10
29 Jun 2017 10 <10
04 Jul 2017 10 1000
This result has been assessed and the increased bacteria concentration could not be attributed to any source.
11 Jul 2017 <10 <10
13 Jul 2017 <10 10
19 Jul 2017 20 190
26 Jul 2017 60 <10
02 Aug 2017 500 230
09 Aug 2017 140 30
15 Aug 2017 3200 420
Rainfall resulted in bacteria being flushed into the bathing water. High concentrations of bacteria were also found in the Burn of Cullen which flows into the bathing water.
23 Aug 2017 160 60
30 Aug 2017 140 90
05 Sep 2017 520 250


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.