Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
28 May 2019 <10 <10
05 Jun 2019 2300 450
Heavy rainfall resulted in bacteria being flushed into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast to beach users
10 Jun 2019 70 <10
19 Jun 2019 20 <10
24 Jun 2019 70 <10
27 Jun 2019 <10 <10
02 Jul 2019 <10 <10
10 Jul 2019 <10 <10
15 Jul 2019 10 <10
23 Jul 2019 10 <10
29 Jul 2019 20 10
05 Aug 2019 660 40
08 Aug 2019 <10 <10
13 Aug 2019 100 <10
21 Aug 2019 10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Excellent
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.