Public Participation to Identify Bathing Waters @ Bull Wall
A local resident has notified us of an opportunity for public participation in the identification of 'bathing waters' via Dublin City Council. As you maybe aware that the South side of the North Bull Wall is not a recognized bathing area under Bathing Water Regulations. You may recall that this time last year submissions were made to Dublin City Council (DCC) regarding the re designation of the area as a recognized swimming area. Again there is an opportunity to make a case to change.
According to the PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF ‘BATHING WATERS’ UNDER THE BATHING WATERS DIRECTIVE 2006/7 EC OF 15TH FEBRUARY 2006 AND THE BATHING WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS SI 79 OF 2008 states that; all 31 city and county councils are inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008).
"All 31 city and county councils are inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008).
The Directive requires that water quality at all designated bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there. City and county councils are required under the 2008 Regulations to identify bathing waters on an annual basis.
This consultation process provides the public with an opportunity to:
- comment on existing designated bathing waters with a view to the continuation of designation,
- comment on other bathing waters not currently designated but which may be considered for designation.
Dublin City Council’s existing designated beaches are:
- Sandymount Strand
- Merrion Strand
Dublin City Council invites submissions from interested parties in relation to the identification of Bathing Waters. These can be submitted as follows:
By post to Administrative Officer, Culture Recreation and Amenity Department, Parks & Landscape Services Division, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Block 4, Floor 0 Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for submissions is 25th August 2017."
We urge all residents, readers and those who frequent Dollymount Strand to participate and make a submission.