The Malta Independent 28 June 2022, Tuesday

Bathers warned not to swim near Portomaso, Westin due to sewage contamination

Monday, 16 May 2022, 15:06 Last update: about 2 months ago

Bathers have been warned not to swim in the area near the Westin and Portomaso in St. Julian’s due to sewage contamination.

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health notified in a press release that as a precaution and until further notice, “bathing is not recommended due to the presence of microbiological contamination affecting bathing water quality and presenting a risk to bathers’ health at Wilġa Street, St Julian’s - from near the Sewage Ejector. (Site Code B 05).”


“The officials from the same directorate are investigating further the issue,” the directorate said.

For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Health Inspectorate Services between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on telephone number 21337333, or by calling personally at its offices at Continental Business Centre, Old Railway Track, Sta. Venera or by email [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] 

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