Bathing Water Data : 2016

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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2016 40 10
01 Jun 2016 <10 <10
08 Jun 2016 <10 <10
16 Jun 2016 280 120
21 Jun 2016 <10 50
23 Jun 2016 <10 <10
27 Jun 2016 <10 10
05 Jul 2016 10 30
07 Jul 2016 50 30
11 Jul 2016 780 720
20 Jul 2016 <10 1100
The exceedance at Inverboyndie was likely to be attributable to heavy rainfall causing short term diffuse pollution. This is supported by elevated bacterial counts in the Boyndie Burn on the same day. A sample taken on the 25th July confirmed that there was no lasting pollution at the bathing water.
25 Jul 2016 <10 10
03 Aug 2016 120 180
08 Aug 2016 190 40
17 Aug 2016 300 40
22 Aug 2016 40 <10
31 Aug 2016 760 90
06 Sep 2016 30 90


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.