Please be advised that Temporary Do not Swim Notices have been issued today for Front Strand Balbriggan (temporarily replacing the All Season Advisory) and Rush South Beach due to an an increase in bacteria levels in the results of the bathing water samples taken on July 5th, 2021. The likely cause is urban and agricultural run-off.
A resample was taken for Balbriggan Front Strand on the 7/7/21 given early warning high E.Coli levels, with results due 9/7/21. Resamples scheduled for Rush South and Portrane on the 8/7/21 with results due 10/7/21.
All other identified bathing waters met the standard for “excellent” quality. The non-identified bathing water at Malahide Beach (constant red flag) met with “excellent” status also.
Front Strand Balbriggan and Rush North Beach remain open but beach users are asked to respect the ‘Do Not Swim’ notices as they have 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.