Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 15
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
28 May 2019 120 10
05 Jun 2019 150 70
10 Jun 2019 140 120
19 Jun 2019 30 <10
24 Jun 2019 310 150
27 Jun 2019 10 <10
02 Jul 2019 60 80
10 Jul 2019 70 50
15 Jul 2019 420 40
23 Jul 2019 <10 <10
29 Jul 2019 620 110
05 Aug 2019 >10000 8000
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date
08 Aug 2019 1400 460
13 Aug 2019 480 120
21 Aug 2019 40 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Poor
2016/17
Sufficient
2017/18
Poor

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.