Bathing Water Data : 2019

.

Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2019 20 <10
06 Jun 2019 7200 8800
Bacteria was flushed into the bathing water following rainfall. Poor water quality was forecast at this time.
13 Jun 2019 260 200
17 Jun 2019 2200 180
Localised rainfall is considered the most likely cause of elevated bacteria levels on this day
19 Jun 2019 10 <10
27 Jun 2019 30 30
01 Jul 2019 20 <10
03 Jul 2019 <10 10
11 Jul 2019 1300 860
The Sample has a high result - assessment of this is being investigated by SEPA Staff
15 Jul 2019 150 180
17 Jul 2019 30 20
25 Jul 2019 130 210
31 Jul 2019 60 70
08 Aug 2019 10 <10
15 Aug 2019 80 <10
22 Aug 2019 30 40


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Good
2017/18
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.