No swim­ming or bathing no­tice re­mains in place

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A PRO­HI­BI­TION no­tice on bathing in Wick­low Har­bour will re­main in place un­til fur­ther sam­pling has oc­curred.

The no­tice was put in place on Fri­day af­ter con­sul­ta­tion be­tween Wick­low County Coun­cil and the HSE, with the pub­lic warned that swim­ming at Wick­low Har­bour could cause ill­ness.

Bat­ing was pro­hib­ited be­cause of a sewage over­flow up­stream. Samples were taken on Fri­day from Wick­low Har­bour and Leitrim River fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent of a sewage storm over­flow to the river from the pub­lic sewer that co­in­cided with heavy rain­fall.

The pro­hi­bi­tion no­tice re­mained in place over the week­end, forc­ing the can­cel­la­tion of Wick­low Swim­ming Club’s races on Sun­day, in­clud­ing the se­niors race for the Rocky New­some Me­mo­rial Cup.

The HSE ad­vised that the pro­hi­bi­tion no­tice should re­main in place and rec­om­mended fur­ther sam­pling of the bathing wa­ter which took place on Mon­day. A fur­ther up­date will is­sue to­day, (Wed­nes­day, July 24).

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