19th May 2017, 20:43
The water at Western Beach will be sampled three times a week during the bathing season, with the beach to be closed if EU water quality standards aren’t being met.
This is part of a protocol aiming to protect public health,announced by the Ministry of the Environment. In addition to the sampling regime, the water will be inspected by sight and smell every day. If any pollution or bacterial deterioration is detected, the beach will be closed till the sampling results show the water is fit for bathing.