Due to ongoing flood defence work, a decision has been made to delay the start of the bathing season until the end of June. No bathing water samples will be taken until the work is completed. Bathing from this location is not advised until constructional activities within the beach area are complete.
Work on flood defence for Little Haven may cause disturbance of sand and silt that could potentially affect bathing water quality. This work is expected to last until the end of May 2017, and disturbance will be kept to a minimum.
An abnormal situation has been declared at Clarach South. Natural Resources Wales will be carrying out clearance of Clarach Bay sea outfall to restore the channel back to its original line and reduce health and safety risks to beach users.
This was due to an incident occurring on the 12th June, when the sewage treatment works was overwhelmed by a fuel oil spill from a local hotel. The final effluent appeared to have been compromised and visually deteriorated, causing discolouration to Afon y Bala flowing into the lake. The abnormal situation has now ceased.
Natural Resources Wales are currently investigating a high bacterial result at Cemaes EC Bathing Water, Anglesey on the 21st of July 2015. Investigations are continuing with regards a sewage discharge in the immediate proximity of the bathing water. We believe that until remedial action is carried out to prevent a further discharge, the bathing beach is at risk of further contamination from faecally derived bacteria. As such in order to protect bathing water quality and bathers Natural Resources Wales have to declare an Abnormal Situation at this beach.
An abnormal situation has been declared at Colwyn Bay. Bathing Water Quality maybe affected by on-going issues at Church Road sewage pumping station, Rhos on Sea. Avoidance of bathing is advised. Signs will be removed once the risk has passed.