Western Beach 9th April the pretty picture belies the filth beneath the surface

The public is reminded that Western Beach continues closed due to faecal contamination from la Linea which carries sewage from estates which are illegally connected to a storm drain pointing towards Western Beach. While efforts are being made by the ESG and MEP’s to see this situation resolved once and for all the fact remains that swimming off this beach could affect your health and that of others if infection develops.

Government has officially closed this beach until further notice and the ESG urges the public to avoid using the beach and safeguard the health of their families.

Picture here emphasises the importance of keeping the most vulnerable AWAY from this pollution – picture taken Monday 9th April on a hot sunny day with recent water sample data (latest available and pre-rains is of the 3rd April showing levels of sewage to be illegal and over the safety limit. Rain creates more sewage outflow and fairly heavy rainfall was experienced in the area post 3rd April).

Check out Environmental Agency website for latest on water quality:-

http://www.environmental-agency.gi/beachresult.php?beachid=6p://

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