Punta Mujeres natural pools closed due to faecal water contamination
The Haría Town Council officially closed a section of the Punta Mujeres natural pools yesterday (Monday), with bathing and swimming prohibited until further notice. This action is in response to a sewage water discharge affecting the area situated between the natural pool known as El Cura and the El Pichón pool.
Mayor Alfredo Villalba and Health Councillor Marcos Lemes personally inspected the site yesterday, assessing the coastal condition and the extent of the faecal water contamination. The mayor emphasised, "The swimming prohibition will remain in effect until normal conditions are restored in this area of the coast. The relevant departments will analyse the water quality and stop the discharges to ensure the safety of beachgoers."
The Haria council promptly notified the Consortium for Security and Emergencies of the Lanzarote Cabildo, Seprona (Nature Protection Service), the Canal Gestión company, and the Water Board of Lanzarote. These agencies have been urged to investigate the origin of the faecal water discharge and take immediate measures to repair any damages caused in this popular bathing area, as soon as possible.