Fish Hoek beach closed due to a sewer overflow in the area

The main bathing area Fish Hoek Beach is closed to the public from Sunday, until further notice.

The City of Cape Town has announced that the temporary closure is due to a sewer overflow in the area – the cause of which, it added, is unknown at this stage.

‘’City Health will be taking water samples on a daily basis for water quality testing until such time as the levels are within the minimum requirement for recreational activities as determined by the National Water Quality Guidelines,’’ said Mayco member for Community Services and Health, Patricia van der Ross

She advised the public to avoid contact with the water until further notice.

‘’This is a precaution as contact with the water could result in potential gastro-intestinal issues and therefore any person who enters the water does so at their own risk. Health Warning signage has been erected, advising the public of the situation,’’ added van der Ross.

The City reopened Muizeberg beach on Friday after a section of beach, was closed as a precautionary measure, following an electrical failure at a nearby sewer pump station, impacting on the mouth of the Zandvlei.


PICTURE: Facebook - Fish Hoek Beach

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