Bathing Water Data : 2016

Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands)

Good
Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands)
.

Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2016 70 <10
01 Jun 2016 <10 10
06 Jun 2016 10 <10
08 Jun 2016 10 <10
14 Jun 2016 10 <10
20 Jun 2016 10 10
23 Jun 2016 10 30
27 Jun 2016 20 <10
06 Jul 2016 <10 <10
12 Jul 2016 <10 <10
20 Jul 2016 1700 900
Intense rainfall showers in the early morning likely contributed to the high bathing water quality result.
25 Jul 2016 170 <10
03 Aug 2016 >10000 160
As yet we have been unable to conclusively determine the source of this high result despite investigation having taken place. Bathing water sample results have since returned to typically low levels.
08 Aug 2016 170 90
22 Aug 2016 150 <10
24 Aug 2016 20 10
05 Sep 2016 90 <10
08 Sep 2016 80 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.