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Temporary Do Not Swim Notice For Bertra Beach

Date: 13-07-2021


Mayo County Council wishes to advise the public that a temporary DO NO SWIM notice has been put in place at Bertra Beach this afternoon, Tuesday, July 13th 2021 following receipt of an elevated E. Coli result from a water sample taken on Monday July, 12th 2021. Arrangements have been made for resampling of the bathing water with results expected to be available before Friday next.

Mr. Martin Keating, Head of Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture with Mayo County Council stated that “the result is disappointing having regard to the excellent water quality results from the previous number of samples. Investigations have been ongoing in the catchment and will be intensified over the next week to identify the possible cause behind this result. We are fortunate however to have a number of beaches with excellent water quality around Clew Bay which will provide alternatives for bathing during this period”.

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