Statement from the Ministry of Health on Worthing Beach
FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE of Worthing Beach on Friday, December 2, as a result of problems with overflowing manholes in the area, the Ministry of Health is satisfied that the temporary closure of the beach may now be discontinued and that the beach is fit for all recreational uses.
These recommendations are based on the results of monitoring of nearshore water quality conducted on Monday, December 5, by the Environmental Protection Department. The results of tests conducted at the Public Health Laboratory indicate that the bacteriological levels meet the WHO and United States Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for recreational waters.
The Ministry of Health is further satisfied that an operational plan has been put in place to address maintenance issues at the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant and will continue to support the work of the multi-sectoral committee that is overseeing this work. (MOH)