Update 17:30 6th June: Bathing Water Notices in place at beaches in Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown following a stormwater overflow at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant

Due to adverse weather conditions during a yellow weather warning event, there was a stormwater overflow from Ringsend Wastewater treatment plant, the stormwater overflow operated in compliance with regulations, and was fully screened and settled. Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council, in consultation with the Health Service Executive, have put bathing prohibition notices in place at a number of beaches, as of today, Thursday, June 6th, 2019.

The bathing areas affected in Dublin City include Dollymount, Merrion and Sandymount beaches.

The bathing areas affected in Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown include Killiney, Sandycove Beach, White Rock Beach, Seapoint and the Forty Foot.

This advice remains in place pending further sampling results of the bathing waters next week. It is hoped at this point that the notices can be lifted.

Notices are displayed at the beaches and on the Environmental Protection Agency website beaches.ie advising the public of the restrictions.

Separately bathing prohibitions are in place for the entire 2019 bathing season at Sandymount and Merrion beaches due to general water quality, however, the Environmental Protection Agency have instructed Dublin City Council to continue to declare incidents at these beaches whenever they occur.

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

13:00 6th June: News follows a stormwater over flow at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant

Due to adverse weather conditions during a yellow weather warning event, there was a stormwater overflow from Ringsend Wastewater treatment plant, the stormwater overflow operated in compliance with regulations, and was fully screened and settled. Dublin City Council in consultation with the Health Service Executive have put bathing prohibition notices in place at Dollymount, Merrion and Sandymount beaches as of today Thursday June 6, 2019. This advice remains in place pending further sampling results of the bathing waters next week. It is hoped at this point that the notices can be lifted.

Notices displayed at the beaches 

Notices are displayed at the beaches and on the Environmental Protection Agency website beaches.ie advising the public of  the restrictions.

Sandymount and Merrion beaches bathing prohibitions for 2019

Separately bathing prohibitions are in place for the entire 2019 bathing season at Sandymount and Merrion beaches due to general water quality, however, the Environmental Protection Agency have instructed Dublin City Council to continue to declare incidents at these beaches whenever they occur.

We regret the impact this may have on beach users.

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