Tuesday 20 March 2018

All-clear for Bettystown following E-coli scare

Bettystown beach
Bettystown beach

Elaine Keogh

It's safe to go back in the water at popular Bettystown beach in Co Meath after it was confirmed as being clear of E-coli.

The latest round of tests of the water off the coast of Bettystown "indicate that the water is clear of all bacteria", Meath County Council said yesterday.

The results are of water samples which were taken on Wednesday after the council was notified that water samples two days earlier contained elevated levels of bacteria including E-coli. The council said the advice not to swim, issued on Wednesday, no longer applied.

"The Council will continue with its procedures to take weekly samples of the water to ensure that Bettystown/Laytown beach is a safe and enjoyable place to swim," a spokeswoman said.

Irish Independent

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