Like many other County Councils, Wexford County Council is holding a public participation process as part of the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 79 of 2008)
Under the 2008 Regulations, local authorities are required to identify bathing waters. This must be done each year before 24th March (2020 for this participation process). It is also a requirement of the Regulations that the public should be involved in their implementation, including the identification of bathing water sites.
There are currently 8 Identified Bathing Waters in County Wexford at present. The Bathing Water Profiles of each beach below and further information is viewable on the link below. These are as follows;
Ballymoney North Beach,
Courtown North Beach,
Curracloe (White’s Gap),
The beaches are monitored for facilities, safety, water quality and the level of use.
Bathing water quality results for all Identified Bathing Areas in the Country for 2019 to date, are available on https://www.beaches.ie/ (on EPA website)
Wexford County Council now invites comments from interested members of the public for submissions of information or observations in relation to the identification of Bathing Waters. The consultation process provides the public with an opportunity to comment on existing designated bathing waters with a view to the continuation of the designation or comments on other bathing waters not currently designated but which may be considered for designation. I considering any beach the Council will take into account how many people use the beach, what facilities exist, how accessible it is and any safety issues at the site.
You can send your comments, submissions and queries to Wexford County Council in the following ways:
By Post to:
F.A.O. Hugh Maguire,
Wexford County Council,
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for the receipt of submissions is 5.00 p.m. on Monday 30th September, 2019.