Bathing Water Data : 2017

Elie (Harbour) and Earlsferry

Awaiting 2017/18 classification
Elie (Harbour) and Earlsferry
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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
17 May 2017 <10 <10
06 Jun 2017 40 30
12 Jun 2017 <10 <10
21 Jun 2017 210 10
26 Jun 2017 10 10
29 Jun 2017 50 30
04 Jul 2017 60 10
06 Jul 2017 <10 <10
10 Jul 2017 20 <10
17 Jul 2017 <10 <10
26 Jul 2017 70 <10
31 Jul 2017 <10 <10
02 Aug 2017 <10 <10
09 Aug 2017 20 10
16 Aug 2017 40 10
21 Aug 2017 120 10
30 Aug 2017 <10 <10
04 Sep 2017 50 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Excellent

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.