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Corralejo town center beach
« on: August 03, 2017, 20:29:27 pm »
anyone know whats going on with the beach being closed to bathers due to "contaminated water" ?
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 01:04:47 am »
Basically exactly what you have summed up:


The City Council of La Oliva reports that from midday today, July 26, the beach of Muelle Chico, located in the old town of Corralejo, is closed to the bathroom.

The councils of Environment, Beaches and Local Police have coordinated the closure device, informing the public of this situation in situ and by the installation of informative posters in several languages ​​in the accesses to the beach.

The decision to ban the bath is adopted after receiving the City Council of La Oliva a report of the Directorate of Health Area of ​​the Government of the Canary Islands notifying the negative results of water quality obtained in samples that are taken periodically on the beaches of the municipality and Which analyzes the Public Health Laboratory.

From this moment on, the information signs and control of the area will be maintained while the necessary analyzes will continue until the beach is considered suitable for bathing, at which time the City Council will lift this prohibition and inform the citizens in a timely manner.

Likewise, La Oliva City Council has initiated an investigation aimed at locating the pollutant factor or factors that may have led to the current results, and to take the necessary measures accordingly.
 
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Re: Corralejo town center beach
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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 10:04:42 am »
People still sunbathingand swimming there, though notices in three languages!!
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 12:18:53 pm »
People still sunbathing and swimming there, though notices in three languages!!

People don't read warning notices. "They're on Holiday" as some people idiotically point out.
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 12:41:56 pm »
People still sunbathing and swimming there, though notices in three languages!!

People don't read warning notices. "They're on Holiday" as some people idiotically point out.

Exactly, then they will catch some bug or other an sue the hotel they were staying at.
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 13:17:32 pm »
E Coli has been the problem according to press reports.  The levels of bacteria have dropped to a safe level, but the beach will stay closed for a few more days while further tests are carried out.
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 17:28:25 pm »
This is a reglar occurence on this beach. The Old Town never had a sewage system and most properties have their efluent piped into the bay. Dependant on the currents this contaminates the water close to the beach.
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 18:46:15 pm »
I have a vague memory of the treatment plant not getting an upgrade because of financial irregularities relating to a European grant. The shoreline all along the coast from the beach in question up until the flag beach always looked dodgy to me, green algae and brown cardboard like things used to abound, it could have been a nature thing, I was never sure but I took no chances.
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 19:09:06 pm »
So, you're not swimming there, you're just going through the motions  :D :D
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 21:23:09 pm »
Good one, I like it.
 
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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 23:58:02 pm »
The water quality at Muelle Chico is again suitable for bathing, although the closure of the beach will be maintained for a few more days

The analyzes showed levels above those recommended for bathing E. coli bacteria, the most likely source being the infiltration of organic elements from the subsoil of the area

The City Council of La Oliva reports that the water quality analysis carried out successively at the Muelle Chico in Corralejo, since the closure of the beach last week, has been registering a progressive decrease of the pollutants until, Of today, in levels "suitable for the bath".

However, as a precaution, the perimeter closure and the recommendation not to bathe for a few more days will be maintained, while new analyzes are carried out confirming stable parameters of water quality.

The City also reports that the closure of the beach was justified by recording the positive results of E. coli (Escherichia coli), one of the most frequent pathogenic organisms for humans, and that normally proliferates in media where there is decomposition of Organic elements.

The most probable origin of this type of contamination, according to the investigation, would be the very subsoil of the Casco Viejo area of ​​Corralejo. The historical center of the town has been inhabited since the beginning of the last century, without installing a system of sanitation and sewerage until the most recent decades, so that the organic remains of the old black wells that remain in the subsoil can, Occasionally infiltrate to the coast, usually coinciding with environmental factors such as heavy rains or tides - as happened last week.

The councilor of the area of ​​Health in the City, Rafael Avendaño, wanted to transmit "a message of tranquility". "The beach has been closed to preserve the health of people, and also to be able to do the necessary investigations to prevent this situation from recurring. It is also important to say that water has been analyzed throughout the environment, with Muelle Chico being the The only point where this anomaly has been detected in the analyzes ".

"We also want to clarify that at present there is no emissary to pour water into the sea in the area of ​​Muelle Chico, and that the sanitation and rainwater installations are perfectly modernized." However, added Avendaño, "during the next few days new samples will be taken at strategic points to try to locate, if any, any contaminating agent unknown until now and immediately close it. In any case, we will inform the citizens of the results obtained" .

Emissaries and wells closed

Faced with the expectation generated, the City of La Oliva wants to take the opportunity to clarify that at present there is no emissary in the area to pour water directly into the sea, nor any well known black, since all these elements were closed and sealed during the works of canalization And sanitation installation that the City Council carried out fourteen years ago.

Specifically, in the area of Muelle Chico is a pumping station for sewage and rainwater that, to ensure that there is no infiltration, is sealed and periodically controlled both from the company providing the sanitation service, Canaragua, and from the Department Of Public Health of the City of La Oliva.

The City's Department of Public Health will continue research in the area over the next few weeks. A work program has been established that includes the review of the sewerage network, sanitation infrastructures, and a series of sampling of new samples in eight areas of Casco Viejo. Samples taken in areas of medium depth, underground, in the urban area, etc., will be analyzed, so that it will be possible to detect, if there was any, contaminating sources unknown until now.

Safe and monitored beaches

The quality of the water is one of the main tourist attractions of La Oliva. To ensure a high standard of quality, samples are taken periodically on the beaches of the municipality and sent to analyze the Public Health Laboratory of the Health Area Directorate, ensuring a permanent control and ensuring the health protection of bathers and users .

The periodicity of the sampling is established according to the influx of the public, the location of the beach in an open or urban area, and the historical results of polluting effects in each of them. In addition, both the Directorate of the Health Area of ​​the Government of the Canary Islands and the City Council themselves carry out their controls independently, so that between the two institutions it is possible to quickly detect any anomalies that could occur.

La Oliva, August 4, 2017
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 00:01:50 am »
Excellent PR spin!
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 23:29:10 pm »
Today it was reported in the municipal plenary on the location of new spill sources that could be influencing water quality, and the work done to solve the problem in recent months

La Oliva, October 26, 2017. The Department of Public Health of the City of La Oliva has concluded this week a new investigation in the Old Town of Corralejo, which has been resolved with the location of up to seven black spots that could be related to recent negative analyzes on the water quality of the Muelle Chico beach.

This was reported this morning during the development of the plenary council of the area in the City Council, Rafael Avendaño, who released the result of this investigation as a response to the motion presented the framework of the plenary by the popular group. The motion was resolved by replacing the initial agreement with the agreement unanimously to address the general issue of sanitation in Corralejo and the rest of the municipality in the next Committee on Urban Planning, which will count on the contributions of all groups and the municipal technicians. In this regard, the council thanked "the interest of the opposition," highlighting "the work that has been done by the City Council to resolve this issue for months."

Avendaño recalled that "if the beach is closed it is by responsibility and by assuming that the health of the bathers comes first. Since closing the beach this summer, the necessary measures have been taken to solve the problem, analyzing the water and the terrain in the vicinity of Muelle Chico, repairing badly crated containers, making new analyzes, and finally with this latest research that has located new contaminant sources.

Of the seven irregularities detected, three of them are black wells originated by real estate in the area, which the investigation has concluded that they were not connected to the sanitation network, or did so in a defective way. In the other four cases, there was a connection to the network, but the observation of the flow in the sanitation showed that losses were occurring.

This research led by public health technicians of the City Council has had the collaboration of the company awarded municipal sanitation, inspecting the sanitation connections of different properties in the area to which they had carried the results of the analyzes and the study of the orography.

In order to locate the spills, the equipment used a specific video camera connected to a guide, a tool to inspect the underground pipes.

Rafael Avendaño confirmed that the hypotheses that the City Council pointed out when the beach was closed this summer were confirmed, "with the exception that the contaminating sources do not come only from old wells already closed, but there are still properties not connected to the grid, and others that, even when connected, do so through the black well, producing infiltrations that are affecting the subsoil. "

This situation has to do with the age of the old town of Corralejo, where buildings that have historically used traditional systems have not adapted to the most modern disposal procedures or have not been correctly connected to the sanitation network installed afterwards .

It should be remembered that the City Council of La Oliva proceeded to close the beach of Muelle Chico twice in the summer twice in July and August. Despite criticism, the population was informed at all times of the reasons for the closure and the results of the investigation. After reopening the public in late August, new water analysis resulted in the last closure on 22 September.

Throughout this period, investigations have been based on a work program which has included the review of the sewerage network, sanitation infrastructures, a series of sampling of new samples in eight zones of Casco Viejo (in areas of average depth, underground, urban, etc.), and a review of the pumping stations at the Little Wharf in order to ensure that no infiltrations are taking place.

Safe and monitored beaches

The quality of the water is one of the main tourist attractions of La Oliva. To ensure a high standard of quality, samples are taken periodically on the beaches of the municipality and sent to analyze the Public Health Laboratory of the Health Area Directorate, ensuring a permanent control and ensuring the protection of the health of bathers and users .

The periodicity of the sampling is established according to the influx of the public, the location of the beach in an open or urban area, and the historical results of polluting effects in each one of them. In addition, both the Department of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands and the City Council themselves carry out their controls independently, so that between the two institutions it is possible to quickly detect any anomaly that could occur.

In this way, it is possible to affirm with certainty that the only beach that is not suitable for the bath is the one of Muelle Chico, being the rest of urban beaches of Corralejo and of the rest of the municipality perfectly safe.
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 21:30:08 pm »
Does anybody know the current status of this beach?
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 13:43:44 pm »
I have a vague memory of the treatment plant not getting an upgrade because of financial irregularities relating to a European grant. The shoreline all along the coast from the beach in question up until the flag beach always looked dodgy to me, green algae and brown cardboard like things used to abound, it could have been a nature thing, I was never sure but I took no chances.

Is that why it was awarded a blue flag, ?
 

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Re: Corralejo town center beach
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 18:17:11 pm »
Does anybody know the current status of this beach?

The "no bathing" signs were up on Sunday.