Bathing Water Data : 2020

* Now a former bathing water

In 2020, Fisherrow Sands is not a designated bathing water because it has been classified as poor for five years in a row. Work is underway to improve water quality. Our profile has more information. We continue to monitor progress.

Number of samples taken : 2
Date Escherichia coli
Intestinal enterococci
28 Jul 2020 70 10
05 Aug 2020 80 50

Historical record


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.