8 June 2018 Go back to News
Bathing Water Notices remain in place at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion Beaches
The advice not to swim at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion beaches is effective as of today and this advice remains in place for 3 days
Bathing water results from the 5th of June incident caused by the breakdown of a pump at the Spencer Dock Pumping Station and subsequent overflow at East Wall show that there was no impact on the bathing water quality.
However following advice from the HSE the Bathing Water Notices will remain in place at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion Beaches due to a second incident where suspected elevated levels of bacteria have been found in the wastewater discharge in the treated effluent from Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Water sampling results expected Monday 11
The advice not to swim at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion beaches is effective as of today and this advice remains in place for 3 days. Dublin City Council have sampled all beaches this morning and results will be available on Monday 11th of June. It is hoped at this point that the notices can be lifted. Notices are displayed at the beaches and on the EPA website https://www.beaches.ie/ advising the public of the restrictions.
Separately bathing prohibitions are in place for the entire 2018 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.