Bathing Water Data : 2016

Largs (Pencil Beach)

Excellent
Largs (Pencil Beach)
.

Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
18 May 2016 30 20
09 Jun 2016 <10 <10
14 Jun 2016 <10 <10
16 Jun 2016 <10 <10
21 Jun 2016 10 10
30 Jun 2016 <10 <10
05 Jul 2016 10 40
14 Jul 2016 70 30
19 Jul 2016 <10 <10
21 Jul 2016 180 20
26 Jul 2016 150 40
02 Aug 2016 <10 <10
04 Aug 2016 110 60
09 Aug 2016 30 10
18 Aug 2016 40 10
23 Aug 2016 <10 10
01 Sep 2016 70 <10
06 Sep 2016 60 20


Historical record

2015/16
Excellent
2016/17
Excellent

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.