Bathing Water Data : 2021

North Berwick (Milsey Bay)

Sufficient
North Berwick (Milsey Bay)

Number of samples taken : 14
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
24 May 2021 1300 40
01 Jun 2021 <10 <10
08 Jun 2021 <10 <10
14 Jun 2021 <10 <10
22 Jun 2021 <10 <10
29 Jun 2021 20 <10
12 Jul 2021 90 10
20 Jul 2021 10 <10
27 Jul 2021 <10 10
03 Aug 2021 20 <10
10 Aug 2021 10 20
17 Aug 2021 10 370
30 Aug 2021 10 <10
07 Sep 2021 <10 <10


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Good
2017/18
Good
2018/19
Good
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.