Red Flag Advisory Notices on Fingal Beaches

August 5, 2014 0

Cllr Grainne Maguire has forwarded a notice from George Sharpson, Principal Environmental Health Officer instructing that Advisory Notices be displayed at all beaches due to overflows at a number of pump stations. Red Flags will be flown at all beaches and Blue Flags (4 beaches) removed until Bathing Water Quality results are notified as clear.

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A number of pump station overflows due to bad weather had occurred overnight affecting the following bathing areas.

  • Balbriggan
  • Hampton Cove
  • Loughshinney
  • Skerries
  • Rush South
  • Donabate
  • Portrane
  • Tower Bay
  • Malahide
  • Portmarnock
  • Sutton
  • Howth

An Advisory Notice against swimming be placed on each of these bathing areas as a matter of priority. The Red Flag will need to be flown at these locations also. Repeat samples have been scheduled for the 6th August 2014.

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