Bathing Water Data : 2017


Number of samples taken : 5
Date Escherichia coli
Intestinal enterococci
22 May 2017 10 10
05 Jun 2017 410 290
08 Jun 2017 2800 1900
This elevated result is considered to be due to the extremely high rainfall of the two days before the sample was taken, which also continued into the morning of the sampling day and beyond.
12 Jun 2017 180 140
19 Jun 2017 70 120

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.