Bathing Water Data : 2016

St Andrews (West Sands)

Good
St Andrews (West Sands)
.

Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2016 <10 <10
01 Jun 2016 10 <10
06 Jun 2016 <10 10
08 Jun 2016 30 <10
14 Jun 2016 <10 <10
20 Jun 2016 50 10
23 Jun 2016 30 30
27 Jun 2016 <10 <10
06 Jul 2016 <10 10
12 Jul 2016 <10 10
20 Jul 2016 250 100
25 Jul 2016 20 <10
03 Aug 2016 30 <10
08 Aug 2016 60 20
22 Aug 2016 230 60
24 Aug 2016 10 10
05 Sep 2016 20 20
08 Sep 2016 60 40


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Good

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.