Bathing Water Data : 2017

Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands)

Awaiting 2017/18 classification
Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands)
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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2017 20 10
01 Jun 2017 10 10
13 Jun 2017 10 10
19 Jun 2017 <10 <10
27 Jun 2017 140 60
03 Jul 2017 <10 <10
11 Jul 2017 260 10
13 Jul 2017 <10 10
18 Jul 2017 20 <10
20 Jul 2017 20 <10
25 Jul 2017 150 100
27 Jul 2017 80 40
01 Aug 2017 90 10
10 Aug 2017 40 <10
15 Aug 2017 160 40
22 Aug 2017 50 30
29 Aug 2017 30 <10
31 Aug 2017 10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Good

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.