Bathing Water Data : 2017

Largs (Pencil Beach)

Awaiting 2017/18 classification
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Number of samples taken : 16
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2017 10 10
01 Jun 2017 10 <10
13 Jun 2017 10 <10
15 Jun 2017 <100 <100
21 Jun 2017 20 <10
29 Jun 2017 660 10
11 Jul 2017 <10 <10
13 Jul 2017 30 <10
18 Jul 2017 20 <10
25 Jul 2017 <10 <10
27 Jul 2017 850 90
08 Aug 2017 10 10
10 Aug 2017 50 <10
22 Aug 2017 10 10
29 Aug 2017 2600 270
Rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water during the days leading up to August 29th.
31 Aug 2017 <10 <10


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.