Update Regarding Water Quality on Fingal Beaches

August 7, 2014 0

Fingal County Council placed Advisory Notices on all designated bathing areas in the County because of heavy rainfall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Bathing Water Samples were taken on Tuesday morning, 5th August 2014 and the Central Laboratory, Marrowbone Lane issued results today.

balbriggan_beach_09jul13_smallerThe following beaches were shown to have poor water quality and ‘Bathing is Prohibited’ at these bathing areas until further notice.

Signs will be displayed as soon as possible and where lifeguards are on duty, they will continue to advise the public not to enter the water.

Microbiological Results at Claremont Beach in Howth was shown to be of Good quality while the remaining bathing areas were found to be of Excellent quality and the Advisory Notices will be removed immediately.

Location

Date

Sample

E.coli Intestinal Enterococci Salinity
mpn/100ml cfu/100ml PSU
Balbriggan Front Beach 05/08/2014 10:10 4884 2890 12.0
Skerries South Beach 05/08/2014 09:30 448 460 32.1
Lough Shinny Beach 05/08/2014 09:15 5794 2790 26.7
Rush South Beach 05/08/2014 08:30 631 290 30.9
Portrane Beach The Burrow 05/08/2014 08:00 6488 1850 31.9
Rush North 05/08/2014 08:40 759 1230 30.1