The most recent bathing water sample results from testing on 22nd August indicate poor status for Front Strand Balbriggan. Fingal County Council has consulted with the HSE and the temporary 'Do Not Swim prohibition' notice will remain in place until such time as we can collect a satisfactory end of incident sample.
Bathing water quality results from sample taken on Monday 22nd August 2022 met the standard for poor water quality. The prohibition notice remains in place and has been extended until 31st August.
The Council is continuing their investigations into the likely source of contamination at the bathing water.
- Tracing of the source of contamination in the surface water pipe discharging to the River Bracken is ongoing and the search area has narrowed.
- Additional river sampling at various locations is continuing as well as visual monitoring of the surface water pipe.
In the meantime Front Strand remains open but beach users are asked to respect the ‘Do Not Swim’ notice as it has been put in place to ensure that the health of bathers is not compromised.
Members of the public can check for water quality at any of the monitored bathing waters in Ireland in advance by accessing the EPA website at www.beaches.ie or by checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach.
To view an explanation of the standards used for reporting results of bathing water please go to https://www.fingal.ie/bathing-water-quality-monitoring-faqs