Bathing Water Data : 2021

Ayr (South Beach)

Good
Ayr (South Beach)

Number of samples taken : 17
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
19 May 2021 <10 <10
02 Jun 2021 <10 <10
07 Jun 2021 <10 <10
09 Jun 2021 150 410
16 Jun 2021 110 120
21 Jun 2021 <10 <10
29 Jun 2021 10 <10
30 Jun 2021 <10 <10
05 Jul 2021 1100 840
07 Jul 2021 10 <10
14 Jul 2021 200 20
19 Jul 2021 270 30
21 Jul 2021 20 <10
28 Jul 2021 180 50
04 Aug 2021 10 <10
11 Aug 2021 310 60
18 Aug 2021 80 10


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
Poor
2017/18
Poor
2018/19
Poor
2019/20
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.