Notice placed following a stormwater overflow at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant

Due to adverse weather conditions during a yellow weather warning event, which saw heavy rainfall in the Dublin area, there was a stormwater overflow from Ringsend Wastewater treatment plant. The stormwater overflow operated in compliance with plant design and regulations, and was fully screened and settled.

Consequently, Dublin City Council in consultation with the Health Service Executive have put a bathing prohibition notice in place at Dollymount beach as of today Monday, June 24, 2019. This advice will remain in place pending testing of the bathing water. This testing will be carried out by Dublin City Council.

Dublin City Council will display notices at the beach, and the Environmental Protection Agency website,, will also be updated advising the public of the restrictions.

Separately, bathing prohibitions are already in place for the entire 2019 bathing season at Sandymount and Merrion beaches due to general water quality issues, unrelated to the Ringsend Plant. No further prohibitions are being put in place at these locations.

Irish Water regrets the impact this may have on beach users.


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