Bathing Water Update 12 August: Forty Ft clear, but prohibition remains in other bathing areas

Monday, August 12, 2019
dlr County
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The bathing prohibition for The Forty Foot has been lifted today 12 August as the water quality has returned to acceptable levels.

However, pending receipt of the final results of bathing water quality testing from Saturday 10 August, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to extend the temporary bathing prohibition notice for the following bathing areas: Seapoint, Sandycove, White Rock, Killiney.

A further update will be provided tomorrow Tuesday 13 August

Water quality testing was undertaken Friday 9 August & Saturday 10 August. E Coli readings were elevated at Seapoint and Killiney beach but have since returned to acceptable levels. However as results for all locations for Intestinal Enterococci are not yet available from sampling on 10 August, and in response to advice from the HSE, a decision has been taken to extend the bathing prohibition for Seapoint, Sandycove, White Rock and Killiney until such time as it can be confirmed that bacteria levels in the water have reduced.

Updated notifications are being placed at all bathing area.

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