Bathing Water Data : 2021

St Andrews (East Sands)

Excellent
St Andrews (East Sands)

Number of samples taken : 14
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
26 May 2021 90 80
02 Jun 2021 <10 <10
09 Jun 2021 <10 <10
16 Jun 2021 20 10
23 Jun 2021 <10 <10
30 Jun 2021 <10 10
07 Jul 2021 <10 <10
14 Jul 2021 <10 <10
21 Jul 2021 40 70
28 Jul 2021 120 30
04 Aug 2021 <10 <10
11 Aug 2021 10 20
25 Aug 2021 150 90
01 Sep 2021 10 <10


Historical record

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