Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 19
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
22 May 2019 40 <10
05 Jun 2019 720 80
12 Jun 2019 1600 90
13 Jun 2019 >10000 >10000
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date
18 Jun 2019 20 <10
20 Jun 2019 30 <10
26 Jun 2019 30 10
04 Jul 2019 10 <10
08 Jul 2019 120 60
09 Jul 2019 60 20
17 Jul 2019 20 <10
22 Jul 2019 <10 20
25 Jul 2019 280 50
30 Jul 2019 930 20
31 Jul 2019 150 50
07 Aug 2019 1600 50
12 Aug 2019 5400 1500
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
15 Aug 2019 340 100
20 Aug 2019 140 90


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.