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IrelandSwimming ban at number of Dublin beaces following stormwater overflow at sewage treatment plant

12:40  25 june  2019
12:40  25 june  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Bathing ban for Dollymount Strand after overflow from wastewater plant

Bathing ban for Dollymount Strand after overflow from wastewater plant Irish Water said it “regrets the impact this may have on beach users”. Earlier this month, eight beaches along the Dublin coast were all hit by no-swim notices following a sewage overflow at Ringsend Wastewater Treatment plant, but these were later lifted. “The network in the Dublin area is a combined network that collects both rain water and wastewater which, under heavy rainfall conditions, excess incoming flows are stored in a storm water tank,” an Irish Water spokesperson said at the time.

to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant . made aware of a "sewerage wastewater overflow at the Irish Water operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant during the recent yellow weather warning event on 4

A swimming ban has been put in place at several locations in Dublin following an overflow from the wastewater treatment plant in Ringsend. Dollymount Strand on the northside of Dublin Bay is affected by the ban , as well as Seapoint, Sandycove and the Forty Foot on the southside.

Swimming ban at number of Dublin beaces following stormwater overflow at sewage treatment plant © Catalyst Images Bull Island

Dublin City Council has placed a Bathing Water Notice at a number of Dublin beaches following a stormwater overflow at the wastewater treatment plant in Ringsend.

It comes after poor weather conditions following the yellow national warning which saw major downpours of thundery rain which led to spot flooding in some areas in Dublin.

Swimming ban at number of Dublin beaces following stormwater overflow at sewage treatment plant © Gareth Chaney Collins 07/06/2018 Members of the public enjoying the good weather on Dollymount Beach,Dublin. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins Because of this, Dublin City Council in consultation with the Health Service Executive have put a bathing prohibition notice in place at beaches in Dollymount, Portmarnock, Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot  as of today.

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The entire south Dublin coastline has been put off limits to bathers following a sewage overflow at a wastewater treatment plant . Local authorities have said the ban , covering all beaches and other bathing areas, will remain in place until next Wednesday. Water quality sampling is due to take place

Virtually the entire south Dublin coastline has been put off limits to bathers following a major sewage overflow at a wastewater treatment plant . Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has said the ban will remain in place for one week and cover all of its beaches and other bathing areas from

This advice will remain in place pending testing of the bathing water, which will be carried out by Dublin City Council.

Swimming ban at number of Dublin beaces following stormwater overflow at sewage treatment plant © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Sebastian Keogh-Jennett (1) and his puppy Cooper enjoy good weather on Dollymount Beach in June 2018

Apart from this notice, bathing prohibitions are already in place for the entire 2019 bathing season at Sandymount and Merrion beaches due to issues with the general quality of the water, which are unrelated to the Ringsend Plant.

No further prohibitions are being put in place at these locations.

Swimming ban at number of Dublin beaces following stormwater overflow at sewage treatment plant © Catalyst Images Sandymount Strand A spokesman for Irish Water said that they "regret the impact this may have on beach users".

Elsewhere, there are swimming restrictions at Portmarnock beach due to what beaches.ie describes as a "risk of deterioration in water quality due to expected heavy rainfall".

More bathing bans are likely as treatment plant upgrade 'to take years'

More bathing bans are likely as treatment plant upgrade 'to take years' More bathing bans are likely as treatment plant upgrade 'to take years'

BATHING BANS HAVE been put in place at eight Dublin beaches following stormwater overflow at a wastewater treatment plant . Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in consultation with the HSE, have put bathing prohibition notices in place at a number of beaches, as

A temporary bathing water ban has been announced for several Dublin beaches following an overflow of wastewater at a number of water treatment Earlier, a bathing prohibition notice was put in place at Dollymount beach on Monday due to a stormwater overflow from Ringsend wastewater

They add that the expect duration of the restrictions are 72 hours.

Swimming ban at number of Dublin beaces following stormwater overflow at sewage treatment plant © Catalyst Images Sandymount Strand

It comes as An Bord Pleanala's decision on whether to allow the creation of a monster sewage plant in Clonsaugh draws closer, with a decision due this week.

If allowed, the sewage treamnet plant will push two million litres of secondary treated sewage into the sea off Portmarnock Beach, Europe's only UNESCO protected biosphere.

Earlier in the month, EIGHT beaches along the Dublin coast were slapped with no-swim notices following a sewage overflow at the Ringsend plant.

However, these were lifted later.

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