Bathing Water Data : 2017

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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2017 <10 <10
01 Jun 2017 <10 <10
07 Jun 2017 3800 1000
The elevated result at Findhorn on the 7th June was most likely attributable to combined sewer overflow discharges and rural diffuse pollution, caused by heavy rainfall in the days preceding and during sampling.
14 Jun 2017 20 40
21 Jun 2017 10 20
27 Jun 2017 <10 20
29 Jun 2017 <10 <10
04 Jul 2017 <10 3900
This result has been assessed and the increased bacteria concentration could not be attributed to any source.
11 Jul 2017 20 10
13 Jul 2017 40 150
19 Jul 2017 <10 <10
26 Jul 2017 <10 <10
02 Aug 2017 <10 10
09 Aug 2017 30 <10
15 Aug 2017 <10 30


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.