Bathing Water Data : 2018

Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)

Poor
Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)
.

Number of samples taken : 13
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
21 May 2018 4300 3900
SEPA investigations did not identify a pollutant source responsible for the poor water quality.
06 Jun 2018 210 20
18 Jun 2018 <10 <10
21 Jun 2018 <10 <10
26 Jun 2018 170 280
03 Jul 2018 <10 30
05 Jul 2018 60 10
09 Jul 2018 3300 220
The high result is considered to have been caused by a sewer overflow
19 Jul 2018 40 20
23 Jul 2018 2100 350
The high result is considered to have been caused by a sewer overflow
31 Jul 2018 <10 <10
02 Aug 2018 30 <10
07 Aug 2018 440 110


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.