Bathing Water Data : 2016

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Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
19 May 2016 50 10
02 Jun 2016 20 100
06 Jun 2016 <10 <10
13 Jun 2016 60 <10
22 Jun 2016 10 70
29 Jun 2016 250 80
04 Jul 2016 2700 1000
The elevated result recorded at Cruden Bay was most likely attributable to heavy rain in the days preceding sampling. This is supported by the elevated bacterial counts in the Water of Cruden on the same day.
06 Jul 2016 350 150
13 Jul 2016 10 20
18 Jul 2016 110 40
27 Jul 2016 20 70
01 Aug 2016 <10 <10
11 Aug 2016 350 500
15 Aug 2016 260 240
24 Aug 2016 70 140
29 Aug 2016 140 50
01 Sep 2016 40 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Poor

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.