The City has announced that, as a precautionary measure, a section of Strand Beach as well as Small Bay in Blaauwberg will be temporarily closed to the public from Sunday, 1 January 2023, until further notice.
The temporary closures are due to sewage spills in the respective areas.
The cause of the sewage spills is under investigation.
Various city departments have been activated to respond to these incidents.
As a precaution, City Health has advised that:
- The Deep Blue section of Strand Beach will be closed.
- Small Bay will be closed.
City Health will take water samples to test the quality of the water until the levels meet the minimum standards set by the National Water Quality Guidelines for recreational activities.
People are being told to stay away from the water in the affected areas until further notice.
This is a precaution, as contact with the water could result in potential gastrointestinal issues, and any person who enters the water does so at their own risk.
A Health Warning sign has been erected to alert the public to the situation.
The City conveyed its appreciation for the public’s cooperation during this time.