Bathing water quality compliance classification for use during transition to the Revised Bathing Water Directive - rBWD (2006/7/EC)
For annual assessments, "Higher" means that the bathing water meets the criteria for the stricter guideline standards of the cBWD Directive (76/0160/EEC).
Sample limits used are:
"Higher" EC: ≤100; IE: ≤100.
"Minimum" EC: ≤2000
"Fail" EC: >2000
EC = Escherichia coli, IE = Intestinal enterococci.
All numeric limits are cfu/100ml