Category Archives: Bathing Water Notice

Kilfarrassey receives the Green Coast Award for the 2022 Bathing Season

Waterford Council were delighted to accept our 5 Blue Flag and 7 Green flag designations at a recent ceremony in Wexford where Kilfarrassey was the latest #Waterford beach to achieve Green Flag status. Pictured above, Ian Diamond, An Taisce; Katia Hunter, Waterford … Continue reading

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Ten Drown Every Month – One Third After Drinking Alcohol – St. Patrick’s Day Festivities raise drowning risk

Water Safety Ireland is appealing to those enjoying the St Patrick’s festival weekend to stay away from waterways when consuming alcohol. There are ten drownings every month in Ireland and alcohol is a contributory factor in one third.* A full … Continue reading

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Be Alert to Water Safety

As Sport Ireland and key stakeholders have come together to encourage everyone to be alert to water safety this summer, Waterford City and County Council is actively supporting the message to keep  safe in and near water. Over the last … Continue reading

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Waterford goes blue for World Drowning Prevention Day

Hot weather increases drowning risk. UN World Drowning Prevention Day is Sunday 25 July On Sunday 25th July 2021 our Council Buildings will be going BLUE to highlight drowning prevention worldwide. The United Nations has declared Sunday 25 July World Drowning Prevention Day. … Continue reading

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Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. To help with this process, Waterford City & County Council are asking people … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Temporary Bathing Prohibition, Clonea Beach

Due to an emergency overflow from the sewerage system, there is a risk of contamination at Clonea beach and bathing is temporarily prohibited until the status of the bathing water quality can be verified. This will take approximately 2 days.

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Temporary Bathing Prohibition: Clonea Beach

Due to an emergency overflow from the sewerage system, there is a risk of contamination at Clonea beach and bathing is temporarily prohibited until the status of the bathing water quality can be verified. This will take approximately 2 days.

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Provision of Lifeguard services

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the recruitment of beach lifeguards was delayed this year. The beach lifeguard service will not be operational on Waterford’s Blue Flag beaches this June Bank Holiday weekend. Swimmers should follow the advice of Water Safety Ireland … Continue reading

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Jellyfish warning – TRAMORE BEACH

WARNING – JELLYFISH We are currently dealing with several (dead) Portuguese Man-Of-War jellyfish on TRAMORE BEACH. Please be advised that there is a no swimming order now temporarily in place. We also advise walkers / dog owners not to approach … Continue reading

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