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Temporary Bathing prohibition notice at Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot

Monday, June 24, 2019
dlr County
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2000 Monday 24 June

As a result of heavy rainfall in the Dublin region on 23 and 24 June, overflow discharges of wastewater occurred at a number of wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations in the bay area of south Dublin, in both the DLR and DCC areas, and this is suspected of having an adverse impact on water quality on bathing waters in the DLR area.

Having assessed the impact of the wastewater discharges and carried out visual inspections of bathing areas in DLR, and acting with the advice of the HSE, Temporary Bathing Prohibition Notices are being put in place with immediate effect, as a precaution, at Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot bathing areas, pending results from testing of water quality at these locations.  Sampling of these locations has taken place today and results are expected to be available in 3 days.

Notices warning bathers and swimmers not to enter the water will be put up at the affected bathing areas. These temporary prohibition notices will remain in place until water conditions return to normal and sampling results are clear. 

There are no restrictions in relation to any other bathing areas along the DLR coast, and that includes Dún Laoghaire Harbour, but all bathing areas are being monitored and sampled as a precaution.

Organisers of water-based sporting events should take note of the prohibition notices being put in place for Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot bathing areas.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be posting updates on its website and on social media over the coming days.