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Swimming ban continues at Sandymount Strand

Test results from the lab came back today – it wasn’t good news.

Image: Graham Hughes via Photocall Ireland

THE TEMPORARY BAN on bathing continues at Sandymount Strand after laboratory test results came back today.

Dublin City Council placed the ban on Wednesday after water quality samples did not meet the minimum standards for swimming.

A sample of bathing water was then taken again on Friday and the results were received today.

Notices have been put up at Sandymount Strand prohibiting swimming on a temporary basis.

A further sample of water has been taken today and the findings will be available on Wednesday.

If the water quality sample meets the required standards – the prohibition notice will be lifted.

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The council said that following a period of intense rainfall in Sandymount, an emergency sewage overflow facility was activated, resulting in the discharge of dilute sewage (foul sewage combined with surface water).

Dublin City Council has consulted with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on this matter.

Updates will be posted on the Dublin City Council website.

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