Bathing Water Data : 2016

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Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2016 <10 <10
08 Jun 2016 60 60
13 Jun 2016 150 20
21 Jun 2016 50 40
28 Jun 2016 <10 <10
30 Jun 2016 20 10
05 Jul 2016 2700 2400
The elevated result recorded at Fisherrow Sands was most likely attributable to heavy rain in the days preceding sampling.
11 Jul 2016 20 10
13 Jul 2016 <10 60
19 Jul 2016 280 240
26 Jul 2016 <10 <10
28 Jul 2016 130 70
01 Aug 2016 60 <10
15 Aug 2016 <10 <10
24 Aug 2016 50 40
29 Aug 2016 760 30
07 Sep 2016 190 40


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
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.