Bathing Water Data : 2021

Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)

Sufficient
Kinghorn (Harbour Beach)

Number of samples taken : 14
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
25 May 2021 160 10
02 Jun 2021 <10 <10
09 Jun 2021 450 20
16 Jun 2021 10 <10
23 Jun 2021 1100 910
30 Jun 2021 180 140
07 Jul 2021 120 20
14 Jul 2021 10 40
21 Jul 2021 270 240
28 Jul 2021 20 20
04 Aug 2021 470 150
11 Aug 2021 130 140
25 Aug 2021 30 80
01 Sep 2021 20 20


Historical record

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

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.