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Year : 2020 ARLES-GORGES
"Département" : HERAULT   /   Town : COLOMBIERES-SUR-ORB
Start of the swimming season :   01/07/2020 End of the swimming season :   31/08/2020
Unsupervised site Site with facilities No Pets Site without showers Site with drinking water Site not accessible to people with reduced mobility Site without toilets Site without rescue station
Current year's grading 2020 : Excellent
Site where water quality is excellent
Site where water quality is good
Site where water quality is sufficient
Site where water quality is poor
Insufficiently sampled
Site where the number of samples in the assessment period was not satisfied
Unranked site
Unranked site
Site with a temporary prohibition
Grade history
2020 2021 2022 2023
Classification as per directive 2006/7/EC in force from the 2013 season
Excellent Excellent
Good Good
Sufficient Sufficient
Poor Poor
Insufficiently sampled Insufficiently sampled
Unranked site Unranked site
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From the 2013 bathing season, the classification calculation method is amended in application of European Directive 2006/7/EC More information From the 2013 bathing season, the classification is made on the basis of the results of analyses from the previous 4 seasons of the 2 microbiological parameters Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci, by comparing the results with the values established under European Directive 2006/7/EC
Results of current year's sampling 2020
Good result Good result  -  Average result Average result  -  Poor result Poor result
Details of current year's sampling 2020
Mandatory parameters 21/07/2020 Limit value Good/Average Limit value Average/Poor  
Faecal streptococci /100ml 30 100 660  
Escherichia coli / 100ml 94 100 1800  
Other parameters 21/07/2020
Total coliform bacteria /100ml   - -  
Mineral oils Absence - -  
Phenols   - -  
Surface active agents /Foam   - -  
Abnormal colour change Absence - -  
Secchi transparency   - -  
Ostreopsis   - -  
From the 2010 bathing season, the mandatory parameters to monitor and assess the quality of bathing waters have been changed. More information By the start of 2010, the Directive 2006/7/EC lays down two mandatory parameters for analysis: intestinal enterococci and Escherichia coli. Other previous parameters issued from the Directive 76/760/EEC, such as total coliforms or chemical parameters, may possibly be taken into account but are optional.