Bathing Water Data : 2017

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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2017 60 120
05 Jun 2017 50 20
06 Jun 2017 80 10
07 Jun 2017 130 <10
08 Jun 2017 7500 750
This elevated result is considered to be due to rainfall derived diffuse pollution.
20 Jun 2017 70 40
21 Jun 2017 1400 20
22 Jun 2017 30 <10
04 Jul 2017 690 <10
05 Jul 2017 2300 230
Rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was advised on the day by SEPA’s electronic sign at the beach.
06 Jul 2017 1400 70
20 Jul 2017 30 10
02 Aug 2017 180 30
03 Aug 2017 400 20
21 Aug 2017 >10000 470


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Sufficient

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.