Bathing Water Data : 2016

Elie (Harbour) and Earlsferry

Excellent
Elie (Harbour) and Earlsferry
.

Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
30 May 2016 10 20
02 Jun 2016 10 20
07 Jun 2016 <10 <10
16 Jun 2016 <10 <10
21 Jun 2016 <10 20
29 Jun 2016 <10 <10
04 Jul 2016 10 10
14 Jul 2016 <10 <10
18 Jul 2016 <10 <10
27 Jul 2016 20 10
02 Aug 2016 10 10
09 Aug 2016 100 70
11 Aug 2016 40 <10
16 Aug 2016 60 <10
18 Aug 2016 50 10
23 Aug 2016 <10 10
30 Aug 2016 <10 <10
06 Sep 2016 20 <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.