Bathing Water Data : 2019

Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)

Poor
Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)
.

Number of samples taken : 20
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
20 May 2019 <10 <10
04 Jun 2019 <10 <10
11 Jun 2019 40 20
12 Jun 2019 50 10
17 Jun 2019 120 80
19 Jun 2019 <10 <10
25 Jun 2019 300 90
27 Jun 2019 200 10
03 Jul 2019 80 30
08 Jul 2019 70 60
09 Jul 2019 560 100
10 Jul 2019 10 30
16 Jul 2019 80 60
17 Jul 2019 40 50
24 Jul 2019 340 50
29 Jul 2019 1700 10
06 Aug 2019 640 50
07 Aug 2019 30 <10
14 Aug 2019 800 260
19 Aug 2019 <10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Poor
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.