Bathing Water Data : 2018

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Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2018 360 10
04 Jun 2018 50 30
12 Jun 2018 430 150
14 Jun 2018 170 120
25 Jun 2018 <10 <10
04 Jul 2018 20 <10
11 Jul 2018 100 <10
16 Jul 2018 70 280
18 Jul 2018 10 10
24 Jul 2018 1600 320
01 Aug 2018 670 <10
06 Aug 2018 240 50
13 Aug 2018 2400 210
The sample was taken following a period of rainfall which flushed bacteria into the bathing water
15 Aug 2018 30 10
21 Aug 2018 400 50
29 Aug 2018 40 <10
04 Sep 2018 290 60


Historical record

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