Bathing Water Data : 2017

St Andrews (West Sands)

Good
St Andrews (West Sands)
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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2017 30 40
01 Jun 2017 <10 <10
13 Jun 2017 10 <10
19 Jun 2017 <10 <10
27 Jun 2017 2500 550
Rainfall is considered to have flushed bacteria into the bathing water.
03 Jul 2017 70 10
11 Jul 2017 20 10
13 Jul 2017 10 <10
18 Jul 2017 10 <10
20 Jul 2017 20 10
25 Jul 2017 10 <10
27 Jul 2017 30 <10
01 Aug 2017 60 10
10 Aug 2017 <10 <10
15 Aug 2017 120 50


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.