By Camila O'Reilly • 19 December 2019 • 15:12
EL CAMPELLO has reopened Cala Lanuza beach to swimmers after cleaning the sewage residue from the water. The Town Hall confirmed that the beach was officially open for users as of December 19.
Analytical tests commissioned by the local administration confirmed that the levels of bacteria were minimal and the water was safe for swimming in. The cove has been closed since last October after a nearby treatment plant suffered a failure and faecal matter was released into the sea.
After multiple tests were run, the College of Pharmacists alerted to the presence of E-coli bacteria. The origin of the bacteria is believed to be the sewage treatment plant in the neighbourhood of Venta Lanuza.
Now, analysis has placed the levels of harmful bacteria below the minimum parameters and experts have given the Town Hall the green light to reopen the area. Technicians have found no reason to keep the cove closed and experts are working to detect where the spill came from to avoid similar future occurrences.
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