Bathing Water Data : 2016

St Andrews (East Sands)

Excellent
St Andrews (East 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 20 20
14 Jun 2016 <10 <10
20 Jun 2016 10 <10
23 Jun 2016 <10 <10
27 Jun 2016 <10 <10
06 Jul 2016 30 <10
12 Jul 2016 <10 <10
20 Jul 2016 450 290
25 Jul 2016 <10 10
03 Aug 2016 290 110
08 Aug 2016 10 <10
22 Aug 2016 200 20
24 Aug 2016 30 <10
05 Sep 2016 90 <10
08 Sep 2016 300 10


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
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.