Galway City Council is continuing to advise the public against swimming at Grattan Beach, ahead of the results expected later today.
While the results of a further sample taken at Grattan Beach yesterday showed that E-coli levels were below the EU mandatory permitted values, the local authority and HSE have been decided not to lift the ‘do not swim’ notice as a precautionary measure.
The results of a further sample taken at Grattan Beach yesterday will be received later today and further information will be issued at that time.
The beach was closed earlier this week when increased levels of E-coli were detected. However, Galway City Council has stated that excessive rainfall over the past week has been the major contributory factor.
They added that they will continue to monitor the quality of the water at Grattan Beach and advised bathers to check the information notice board where the sampling results are displayed.