Waterford Council is asking people not to swim at Stradbally Cove.
They’ve issued a bathing prohibition notice due to poor water quality.
It’s following consultation with the HSE.
It comes as thousands of people flock to the beaches across Waterford. Temperatures reached the high 20’s this afternoon.
Tramore Beach, Woodstown, Guillamine, Newtown Cove, both strands in Dunmore East, Kilfarrassey, Annestown, Boatstrand, Bunmahon, Ballyvooney, Clonea, Ardmore are all said to have excellent water quality.
During the summer the quality of each individual water sample tested at our beaches is assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using the standards set in the Bathing Water Quality Regulations. Individual beach water samples are assessed as meeting the quality standards of ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’ or ‘Sufficient’ or if they don’t meet the minimum standard as ‘Poor’. The quality assessment of individual beach water samples is reported here during the bathing season
Bathing Prohibition Notice – STRADBALLY COVE
Due to variable water quality at Stradbally Cove, the water has been classified as poor and bathing is currently not advised. This approach is taken in consultation with the HSE and is in accordance with standard practice. #waterford pic.twitter.com/nnDVKrPwt4
— Waterford Council (@WaterfordCounci) June 27, 2018