Bathing Water Data : 2018

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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
28 May 2018 100 <10
11 Jun 2018 <10 <10
12 Jun 2018 210 70
13 Jun 2018 10 10
25 Jun 2018 220 180
26 Jun 2018 80 10
27 Jun 2018 50 30
09 Jul 2018 10 <10
10 Jul 2018 50 10
11 Jul 2018 30 10
23 Jul 2018 10 <10
24 Jul 2018 20 <10
25 Jul 2018 750 210
08 Aug 2018 120 10
09 Aug 2018 10 <10
22 Aug 2018 3500 70
Rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water prior to sampling. High bacteria levels were also found in the nearby Corraford Burn.
27 Aug 2018 350 60
06 Sep 2018 20 <10


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.