Pump failure may impact bathing waters at Rush South Beach

Irish Water can confirm that there was a pump failure at the Rush South Shore Pumping Station early this morning. While there is no evidence of pollution, there may be an impact on bathing waters at Rush South Beach. Irish Water regrets the inconvenience this may cause to beach users.

Irish Water notifies Local Authorities and the EPA of any incidents or overflows that occur that could impact receiving waters. During the Bathing Water season, 1 June – 15 September, Local Authorities and the EPA monitor and report on the quality of designated bathing waters. This is to protect public health and to ensure that water users can be confident that designated areas meet the strict standards for bathing waters set out by the EU. It is important for water users to check the Local Authority website or www.beaches.ie or notice boards on beaches for the latest information.

The pumps at the Rush South Shore Pumping Station are now operating normally and the reason for the failure is being investigated.

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