Bathing Water Data : 2016

Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)

Poor
Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)
.

Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2016 10 10
01 Jun 2016 10 <10
06 Jun 2016 10 <10
08 Jun 2016 20 10
14 Jun 2016 80 30
20 Jun 2016 20 10
23 Jun 2016 <10 <10
27 Jun 2016 270 390
06 Jul 2016 60 20
12 Jul 2016 130 60
20 Jul 2016 >10000 >10000
Intense rainfall showers in the early morning likely contributed to the high bathing water quality result.
25 Jul 2016 210 130
03 Aug 2016 830 500
08 Aug 2016 190 260
22 Aug 2016 240 40
24 Aug 2016 120 80
05 Sep 2016 1940 190
08 Sep 2016 40 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
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.