The City of Cape Town has advised beach-goers and surfers that the quality of water at Muizenberg beach is back to levels that are considered normal.
According to IOL, this comes after last week’s reports of surfers falling ill because of contaminated water flowing from the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, which recorded high levels of E.coli because of a sewage spill. The vlei remains closed.
“The City of Cape Town has received the results for water samples taken at several points along Muizenberg beach following a recent pollution event that affected and is still affecting the Zandvlei waterbody.
“The City can confirm that the enterococci results for all five single samples are within the National Guidelines for recreational activities,” the City said in a statement.
The City took water samples at several points along Muizenberg beach.
The global and national standard for coastal water quality monitoring uses enterococci as the indicator as it remains in the coastal system for longer periods, and is more reflective of human based pollution, the City said.
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