Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
15 May 2019 <10 <10
03 Jun 2019 240 10
04 Jun 2019 240 50
17 Jun 2019 70 20
18 Jun 2019 50 20
01 Jul 2019 30 <10
02 Jul 2019 <10 10
03 Jul 2019 280 90
15 Jul 2019 190 10
16 Jul 2019 10 <10
17 Jul 2019 220 20
30 Jul 2019 500 90
31 Jul 2019 80 10
01 Aug 2019 480 50
13 Aug 2019 610 110
14 Aug 2019 >10000 600
Rainfall flushed bacteria from the catchment into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast.


Historical record

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