Bathing Water Data : 2016

Kirkcaldy (Seafield)

Good
Kirkcaldy (Seafield)
.

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 70 20
08 Jun 2016 <10 <10
14 Jun 2016 <10 <10
20 Jun 2016 <10 <10
23 Jun 2016 <10 <10
27 Jun 2016 10 <10
06 Jul 2016 10 <10
12 Jul 2016 10 30
20 Jul 2016 700 1600
Intense rainfall showers in the early morning likely contributed to the high bathing water quality result.
25 Jul 2016 <10 10
03 Aug 2016 50 70
08 Aug 2016 <10 10
22 Aug 2016 980 30
24 Aug 2016 <10 10
05 Sep 2016 200 170
08 Sep 2016 850 <10


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.