Bathing Water Data : 2017

St Andrews (East Sands)

Excellent
St Andrews (East Sands)
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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
23 May 2017 10 <10
01 Jun 2017 <10 10
13 Jun 2017 230 <10
19 Jun 2017 <10 <10
27 Jun 2017 160 240
03 Jul 2017 10 <10
11 Jul 2017 210 20
13 Jul 2017 120 30
18 Jul 2017 10 50
20 Jul 2017 80 20
25 Jul 2017 40 40
27 Jul 2017 10 10
01 Aug 2017 140 70
10 Aug 2017 170 60
15 Aug 2017 130 70


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.