Bathing Water Data : 2018

St Andrews (East Sands)

Awaiting confirmed 2018/19 classification
St Andrews (East Sands)
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Number of samples taken : 18
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
21 May 2018 <10 <10
07 Jun 2018 <10 <10
18 Jun 2018 <10 <10
21 Jun 2018 50 10
26 Jun 2018 10 10
03 Jul 2018 30 10
05 Jul 2018 <10 <10
09 Jul 2018 50 10
19 Jul 2018 <10 10
23 Jul 2018 30 30
31 Jul 2018 450 10
02 Aug 2018 10 <10
07 Aug 2018 120 80
16 Aug 2018 <10 <10
20 Aug 2018 30 10
27 Aug 2018 80 <10
03 Sep 2018 40 <10
06 Sep 2018 <10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
Excellent
2017/18
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.