Bathing Water Data : 2019

Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands)

Good
Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands)
.

Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
20 May 2019 10 <10
04 Jun 2019 <10 <10
12 Jun 2019 10 10
17 Jun 2019 50 10
25 Jun 2019 1400 750
27 Jun 2019 <10 <10
03 Jul 2019 280 10
08 Jul 2019 50 10
10 Jul 2019 130 100
16 Jul 2019 30 30
24 Jul 2019 140 20
29 Jul 2019 130 30
06 Aug 2019 20 <10
14 Aug 2019 450 140
19 Aug 2019 10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Good
2017/18
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.