Two beaches in the south of Tenerife are closed due to the presence of faecal discharges
The Granadilla de Abona City Council has decided to temporarily close two popular beaches in El Médano today (Wednesday), the main beach in the centre of the town and Leocadio Machado Beach. The decision comes after water quality test results revealed that one of the key indicators has exceeded the maximum allowable levels, necessitating immediate action.
Furthermore, a red flag has been raised, temporarily prohibiting any bathing activities in the water.
The Council has been actively monitoring water quality, and today's findings have raised concerns. Only the central beach and Leocadio Machado have been found to exceed the permissible levels for safe bathing. Notably, previous water samples collected in recent days had indicated good water quality. However, the latest results received today have shown elevated levels of faecal matter, surpassing the permitted parameter.
In response to these findings, additional samples were promptly collected today for a counter-analysis by the municipal service. The City Council's primary concern is the safety of beach users, and these temporary closures have been implemented while awaiting the results of the latest analysis. The beaches will be reopened as soon as authorities confirm that the water quality is once again suitable for bathing.
The public are urged to adhere to the guidance provided by the beach rescue and safety team during this period of temporary closure. The Council remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of residents and visitors alike and will continue to closely monitor the situation.
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