The Burrow Beach in Sutton and the Front Strand in Balbriggan have both been closed to bathers this week.
The popular Burrow Beach in Sutton has been closed to swimmers for two days following the emergency overflow from a nearby pumping station.
The closure is due to end tomorrow when water testing results are expected to be back. The prohibition will be reviewed following the results.
Tests of water at the Front Strand in Balbriggan have led to six day closure, which is expected to end on the 18th. The lifting of the closure is dependent on further tests.
The likely cause of the poor test result in Balbriggan is listed as contamination from birds, animals, or from the urban surface runoff.
These notices have been put in place to ensure the health of bathers is not compromised.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“Yet again we are facing a summer of beach closures. The two culprits are underinvestment in effective sewage treatment and the poor management of water drainage. We need our sewage infrastructure to be capable of handling sufficient levels that overflows are not necessary and we clearly need sustainable water drainage systems put in place to slow down the movement of runoff to our waterways and coasts. That way we can catch problems before they have such significant impacts.”