Temporary Prohibition of Bathing at Sandymount Strand

Dublin City Council placed a Temporary Prohibition of Bathing Notice at Sandymount Strand today, Monday 21st July, 2014.
This follows analysis of a bathing water sample taken at Sandymount on Friday 18th July.The laboratory test results of this sample, received by Dublin City Council today 21st July 2014, indicate that the water quality at this location does not comply with the minimum standard set down for bathing waters. Accordingly Dublin City Council has erected notices at Sandymount Strand prohibiting swimming on a temporary basis. 
A further sample of bathing water has been taken at Sandymount Strand today and the results will be available on Wednesday 23rd July at which stage a further update will be issued.
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170
Notes to the Editor 
On  Friday 18th July 2014 , following a period of intense rainfall in the general Sandymount area and its environs, an emergency sewage overflow facility in the local drainage network was activated, resulting in the discharge of dilute sewage (foul sewage combined with surface water) onto Sandymount Strand. As a consequence, Dublin City Council issued a bathing water advisory notice recommending that people do not bathe at this location until such time as it could be established that the water quality satisfied the requirements of the Bathing Water Regulations (2008).
In accordance with established protocols Dublin City Council has consulted with the HSE and the EPA on this matter. Updates will be posted at www.dublincity.ie and Dublin City Council’s social media channels.